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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. AlaMcDearmond 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. 

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