Students Suspended After Charges in Beach Sex Assault

Delonte Martistee (Courtesy: WJHG)
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By: Associated Press
April 13, 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A star college athlete and a classmate from Alabama's Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen described the graphic video as the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen. He says the footage shows several men surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair.

The victim told authorities that she thought she had been drugged at the time, and didn't remember the incident well enough to report it.

Delonte Martistee, 22, of Bainbridge, Georgia, and Ryan Calhoun, 23, of Mobile, Alabama, were charged with sexual battery.

Court records do not list attorneys for either suspect.

Additional arrests are expected.


Courtesy: WJHG
April 10, 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH -- The Bay County Sheriff's Office obtained a video from the Troy Police Department on April 2 appearing to be of a gang rape that occurred on Panama City Beach last month behind Spinnaker Beach Club. The video was found by Troy Police during the course of an investigation into a shooting incident.

Officials say the video appears to be of a gang rape that occurred on Panama City Beach during spring break.

The BCSO Criminal Investigation Division was able to identify the victim in the video.

After speaking with witnesses to the incident, the sheriff's office says the incident took place sometime between March 10 and March 12 on Panama City Beach behind Spinnaker Beach Club.

According to sheriff's officials, two suspects have been arrested, 22-year-old Delonte' Martistee of Bainbridge, Georgia, and 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun of Mobile, Alabama.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says Martistee and Calhoun attended Troy University. Martistee was a former member of the Troy track team.

Both have been charged with sexual battery by multiple perpetrators.

This investigation is ongoing. Officials say more arrests are expected.


Delonte Martistee (Courtesy: WJHG)
Ryan Austin Calhoun(Courtesy: WJHG)