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Suspect Caught In Georgia After Sexually Assaulting Woman Along Interstate

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Atlanta police say a 14-year-old boy showed up to Therrell High School with blood on his clothes. Investigators found the body of his 76-year-old grandmother at his home. (Getty Images)

Atlanta police say a 14-year-old boy showed up to Therrell High School with blood on his clothes. Investigators found the body of his 76-year-old grandmother at his home. (Getty Images)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials in Alabama say they’ve apprehended a suspect in Georgia after a sexual assault along Interstate 59.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a reported assault near mile marker 117 in the Birmingham area on April 23.

The 34-year-old woman told deputies her car broke down, and a passing motorist in a white van stopped to help. She said he later sexually assaulted her, took her money and cell phone and left her on the roadside.

Sheriff’s officials say a description of the suspect sent to law enforcement agencies across the Southeast led them to 21-year-old-Malachi Josephus Moody of Jackson, Mississippi, who was taken into custody in Georgia.

Moody is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy. It wasn’t known Tuesday whether he has an attorney.

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