Elkhart Man Charged With Rape

A 33-year-old elkhart man accused of rape and strangulation has been formally charged and will be in court for his initial hearing on Monday, June 8. The victim told Elkhart police that Jason Robert Gunter met her near her workplace on Cassopolis Street, back on April 23rd. They walked to an RV parked nearby. Gunter then allegedly forced her into vehicle, locked the door, then threatened to kill her as he forced himself on to her, according to court records. She told officers Gunter began to choke her as he read a letter to her, again threatening her life. The victim gave the letter to Elkhart police and Gunter is now charged with rape by force, strangulation and domestic battery. He's also wanted in Cass County on criminal charges. He's being held in Elkhart County Jail with bond set at $200,000.