Man wanted on rape charges arrested in Sullivan County

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 26, 2019 at 10:08 PM

A man wanted on multiple counts of aggravated rape in Johnson County was arrested Friday afternoon in Sullivan County, according to a release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Edward Tester said John Ross Gray was transported back to Johnson County following his apprehension. Gray, who is accused of holding a woman hostage and sexually assaulting her, was wanted on seven counts of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated kidnapping.

The U.S. Marshal’s Service, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Elizabethton Police Department and Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office assisted Johnson County in the investigation.

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