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Rape suspect no show in court

Jared Felkins jfelkins@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 15, 2015 at 3:01 PM

A Murfreesboro man accused of aggravated statutory rape that involved a Wilson County boy didn’t show up for court Tuesday. 

Judge David Durham issued an arrest warrant for Justin Wayne Agent, 30. 

According to a Wilson County Sheriff’s Department incident report, Deputy Christopher Keys and two other deputies were called to a home on Goshen Road on Nov. 16 regarding a possible sexual assault of a child. 

When deputies arrived, the boy’s father told them his son went to the garage to get some headphones to listen to music. After about 30 minutes, the father went to look for his son. He went to the garage and didn’t hear anything.  

According to the report, the father looked through a window into the garage and saw his son leaning against an air compressor and receiving oral sex from a man. 

The report said the father opened the garage door and confronted the man, asking him how he knew his son. The man said they met on the computer, and he lived two or three hours away. 

When the father told the man he was going to call the police, the report said the man attempted to leave. The father then grabbed the man, and he attempted to hit the father. 

The father then hit the man two or three times in the face, causing him to bleed. The man was able to get to his truck parked across the street from the home and drive away. 

Following an investigation, deputies said they determined the suspect was Agent, and he was arrested Dec. 13 near the Rutherford County line. 

He was booked in at the Wilson County Jail on $2,000 bond and was released later that day. 

Agent pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing Jan. 30. He also appeared in court May 15. 

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