Randall Fowler was charged with Forcible Sexual Battery among other charges according to the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office after they received a call reporting an assault and sexual battery. When the deputy arrived he discovered the victim required transportation to a medical facility and the Dixie County Emergency Services transported the victim to an area hospital.
During the ensuing follow-up investigation, the Gainesville Police Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the evidence obtained at the hospital while Dixie County deputies located witness(s) to be interviewed.
According to the complaint, the victim and another male were at the suspect’s, Randall D. Fowler’s, home between September 1st and September 4th. During that time the parties engaged in using illegal drugs after which Fowler became violent. Fowler then armed himself with a firearm and threatened both parties with harm while forcing them, a 20-year-old male and a 53-year-old female, to engage in sexual intercourse while he watched the sexual act.
After this was done, Fowler refused to allow the two victims to leave the residence. While Fowler had the two parties still inside the residence, which is a small camper trailer, Fowler left to go to a next-door neighbor’s home.
When he left the trailer, he padlocked the outside door preventing the two victims from leaving. Fowler returned from the neighbor’s home and again refused to allow the two victims to leave the residence.
Fowler later required medical treatment, and when he left for this treatment, he failed to lock the door behind him which is when the two victims were able to leave the trailer which is when law enforcement was called.
On September 7th, Fowler was arrested on the charges of Forcible Sexual Battery while Armed with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm 2 counts, False Imprisonment 2 counts, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
On September 8th, Fowler was also arrested by the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole for a Violation of Conditional Release involving Sexual Battery which stems from Fowler’s previous prison sentence and parole from a previous Sexual Battery in Marion County in 2004.