Grove Police Seek Suspect In Alleged Rape Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Friday, May 21st 2010, 1:18 pm
By: News On 6

GROVE, OK -- Grove Police are searching for a man they say is responsible for the first degree rape by instrumentation of a 14-year-old girl on March 16.

Ted Alan Laymon, 44, may be in the Delaware County area. He is has contacts around Joplin and Branson, Missouri. He is a known user of methamphetamines, police say.

The incident occurred on a county road, according to Lieutenant Mark A. Sheridan of the Grove Police Department.

"Laymon went to the store with the girl and on the way home he drove her down a county road where the incident took place," Sheridan said.

Laymon was interviewed a few days after the alleged rape, and made some admissions though no confession, Sheridan said.

Laymon is a white male, 6'2" in height and 185 pounds. Anyone with information on Laymon is asked to call the Grove Police Department at 918-786-6121 or email

They can remain anonymous, Sheridan said.