Lenoir City man arrested on rape charge

Micah Benjamin Dils, 30, was charged with rape, aggravated domestic assault and violating an order of protection in the incident. He was being held at Blount County jail on a total $75,000 bond pending a 9 a.m. March 29 hearing.

According to BCSO, deputies responded to Tennessee Truck Driving School on Singleton Station Road Tuesday. Reports said a witness there told officers that while working on a truck with Dils, he noticed Dils had several scratches on his face.

As told in BCSO reports, the witness said Dils told him he had an argument with the alleged victim in the incident, a 39-year-old Maryville woman, the argument taking place the previous night in the local apartment they had been sharing.
The witness said Dils admitted shoving the alleged victim to the ground in his anger, pulling her pants down and committing a violent sexual act, according to reports.
Reports further said deputies interviewed the alleged victim and found her suffering a number of medical symptoms from the incident. She was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital for treatment. Dils was taken into custody without further incident.
The BCSO report did not specify how the violation of an order of protection came into play, nor did it say whether Dils had recently changed his address from the Maryville apartment to Lenoir City.