Rape Suspect Charged

Meridian, Miss. Meridian police arrested a rape suspect Wednesday after a lengthy foot chase in Marion.

The MPD says it arrested Jeffrey Taylor, 18, of Meridian, with the assistance of the Marion Police Department and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.

Taylor is charged with statutory rape. Police say the alleged crime occurred Mar. 31 and the victim and suspect knew each other before the incident.

Taylor's bond was set at $50,000.