Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed was questioned by Detroit Police this week stemming from sexual assault allegations late last month. Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody confirmed to Mlive.com that the department did indeed talk to Reed but wouldn’t elaborate on how long the meeting was only that the investigation is ongoing, no one is being held in custody and that no charges have been filed.
Reed’s attorney and former Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor David G. Gorcyca released a statement regarding the situation last week:
“We are confident that once a thorough and full investigation is completed, Mr. Reed will have nothing to fear,” Gorcyca, of the Troy law firm Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, P.C., said in a statement last week. “During the infancy of this investigation, no one should formulate any conclusions that a crime has been committed.”
According to WDIV‘s Shawn Ley, the 45-year old woman alleges that she dance and drank with a man named “Evan” at 5th Ave. Bar in Detroit on March 29th. The report goes on to state that the woman claims she then blacked out and woke up the following morning in a Motor City Casino Hotel room bed with Evan Reed noticing “evidence on the bed sheets that she had been assaulted.” From there the woman further accuses Reed of engaging in “forceful sexual contact” with her in the shower before telling her to leave.
It apparently wasn’t until after the encounter that the woman gave a positive identification of “Evan” being that of the 28-year old Tigers reliever. She also reportedly submitted to a rape kit exam on March 30th.
Reed continues to pitch with the Tigers having pitched 1.2 innings of relief last night against the Indians. The Tigers addressed the situation in a statement released back on April 7th:
“The organization is aware of the very serious allegation that has been made against pitcher Even Reed,” Tigers management said in a statement on April 7. “The allegation is concerning and we are aware of the ongoing investigation. It would not be appropriate for the ball club to comment further at this time.”