Rape trial begins in Person Co.
Posted September 28, 2009 4:52 p.m. EDT
Roxboro, N.C. — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a man accused of raping an elderly woman in February.
Sammy Davis Hatchett, 44, of 75 Foxcroft Drive in Timberlake, faces charges of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree sexual offense.
According to court documents, the State Bureau of Investigation found a DNA match between Hatchett and his 83-year-old victim.
Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones said the attack appears to have been random.