Rape suspect escapes from Morgan County Jail

Rape suspect escapes from Morgan County Jail
Rape suspect escapes from Morgan County Jail

Mar. 5—A Hartselle man who was in jail awaiting trial for rape, kidnapping, housebreaking and different offenses escaped from the Morgan County Jail in downtown Decatur, the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned immediately.

Jeremy Taylor, 49, escaped by breaking by means of a jail window that the Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned “was beforehand thought of to be securely constructed into the ability.”

Taylor was in jail on costs that included two counts of domestic-violence rape, kidnapping an grownup for functions of sexual assault, first-degree housebreaking, two counts of breaking and coming into a automobile, two counts of first-degree sodomy and possession of a managed substance.

The Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned that anybody who sees Taylor shouldn’t method him and may name 911. Anybody with further info on Taylor ought to contact investigators at 256-340-4613.

Deputies with canine may very well be seen close to the jail immediately trying to find Taylor.

In line with a search warrant affidavit by Hartselle police, a lady returned to her residence after grocery buying at 9:45 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2020. She showered and at about 11 p.m. entered her bed room and found a person she didn’t know.

“She started screaming however the unknown male positioned her in a headlock and instructed her he would put her to sleep if she wasn’t quiet,” in response to the affidavit. “Afterwards, the unknown male raped her for about an hour.”

The person instructed her to take a bathe and when she received out he was gone and she or he referred to as the police.

The sufferer later recognized the person as Taylor when she noticed a mugshot of him on Fb associated to his earlier arrest on a drug cost, in response to Hartselle police. DNA samples from the rape package had been in comparison with DNA samples of Taylor, in response to police, and so they matched.

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