Authorities nab Hartselle rape suspect
Authorities in Hartselle have been searching for a suspect in a rape case after they were called to a home on Holloway Street in October.
According to the Hartselle Police Department, sometime after midnight Oct. 8, a woman found an unknown white male in her bedroom and was assaulted.
This weekend, a traffic stop and a positive DNA result led to her alleged attacker being arrested.
The victim, 62, was sent to the Crisis Services Center in Huntsville for a sexual assault examination, according to Lt. Alan McDearmond with the Hartselle Police Department. A sexual assault evidence kit was later collected and submitted to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. McDearmond said the evidence report was returned with a DNA match to Jeremy Taylor, 38, of Hartselle.
Jeremy Taylor arrested and charged with rape in the first degree after a traffic stop Nov. 15. He was booked in the Morgan County Jail with bond set at $150,000.