July 24, 2013

Police seek Dalton man on rape, molestation charges

Submitted by the Dalton Police Department

— The Dalton Police Department is asking for information on the whereabouts of 57-year-old Lawrence Edward “Larry” Womac.

He is wanted on warrants for rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, cruelty to children in the first degree, sexual battery against a child under 16 years of age and aggravated child molestation.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, Womac invited two juvenile girls into his room at the Guest Inn hotel at 2220 Chattanooga Road. The girls were guests at the hotel staying in a different room.

While in the room, Womac allegedly raped one of the girls and sexually assaulted the other. Both girls fled the room. The incident was reported to police who started an investigation.

Womac has lived in the Dalton and Whitfield County area all of his life, but investigators do not have a current address for him. He stands approximately 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  

Anyone with information about Womac’s location is asked to contact Det. Jason Thompson at (706) 278-9085, ext. 174.