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More charges filed against man accused of raping Willmar woman, carving initials into her

Authorities last week added two felony first-degree criminal sexual assault charges and two misdemeanor theft charges against Davion Elijha Powell, 19, of Racine, Wisconsin, according to an amended criminal complaint.

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WILLMAR, Minn. — New charges have been filed against one of the men accused of raping and cutting a woman this July in Willmar.

Authorities last week added two felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges and two misdemeanor theft charges for Davion Elijha Powell, 19, of Racine, Wisconsin, according to an amended criminal complaint.

Powell was already charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon related to the incident.

The criminal sexual conduct charges allege penetration, injury, use of force, being armed, causing fear of great bodily harm and acting with an accomplice.

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Davion Elijha Powell

The new charges filed in Kandiyohi County District Court allege that Powell held a shotgun over his shoulder after the woman was not compliant and that he attempted to sell AirPods he stole from the woman.

Powell is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $750,000 bail or bond

The man's alleged accomplice, Marquiese Lafay Peet-Williams, 23, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Powell and Peet-Williams are both being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $750,000 bail or bond.

Powell's next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6.

Peet-Williams' next hearing is scheduled Nov. 23.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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