Cold Case Update

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

An arrest has been made in a local rape case that dates back more than two years.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says they've arrested 37 year old Telly Mosley of Lauderdale, and charged him with the armed rape of a woman in January 2010.

"We had a female come and report a rape to us [in January 2010] that she had been picked up inside the city, and taken into the county, and forced to have sexual intercourse at knife point," says Major Casey McElhenney.

Deputies did not have any solid leads after the initial investigation, but last month they were alerted to a DNA match found by a computer program run by the state crime lab called the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

"They collect DNA evidence from convicted felons they are put in a database and stored, and we can search against that database and as a result of a search we did we developed a suspect Telly Mosley," says McElhenney.

After learning of the evidence tying Mosley to the crime, investigators went to work, the victim identified him in a lineup, and he was arrested this week on charges of kidnapping and foreceable rape.

Mosley also faces an aggravated domestic violence charges in the City of Meridian.

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