A Maryland man was arrested and charged with raping a woman at gunpoint in 2010 at a Gaithersburg retirement community, Montgomery County police said Friday.

Investigators connected Davon Gray, a 30-year-old resident of Upper Marlboro, to the crime after he was arrested in Virginia this year. Virginia law enforcement submitted his DNA to a national database, and Gray’s DNA matched DNA recovered at the 2010 crime scene, according to county police.

Montgomery County police arrested Gray at his home May 10 and charged him with first-degree rape, armed robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He was ordered to be held without bail. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing June 8 in Montgomery County District Court in Rockville.

The rape occurred on the morning of Dec. 7, 2010, at Asbury Methodist Village, a retirement community on Russell Avenue.

An 18-year-old female employee had walked into the women’s bathroom that morning when a man followed her. According to police, he grabbed her around her neck and put a handgun to her head, demanding her belongings. He then stole her money and raped her in the bathroom.

The man remained unidentified for more than seven years. Virginia police arrested Gray and submitted his DNA on May 1. It was not clear when he was arrested or what he was charged with.


The same day as the rape, Montgomery County police arrested Gray and charged him with possession of a handgun at 4:30 p.m. near Middlebrook and Frederick roads in Germantown, according to police.

He was found guilty on the handgun charge, sentenced to less than a month in jail and fined $150, according to court records.