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Arrest made in Hurdle Mills rape

Posted March 9, 2009 11:28 a.m. EDT

— Person County authorities arrested Sammy Davis Hatchett, 44, of 75 Foxcroft Drive in Timberlake, for the alleged rape of a woman on Feb. 11.

Hatchett was charged with felony counts of first degree rape, first degree burglary, first degree kidnapping and first degree sexual offense and held on $1 million secured bond.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said, "From all the evidence we have collected to this point, I feel confident in this arrest."

Sgt. Jason Wilborn said the alleged attack on an 83-year-old woman in her home appears to have been random.