Gadsden man arrested on 1st-degree rape charges for alleged sexu - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Gadsden man arrested on 1st-degree rape charges for alleged sexual assault at Talladega campground

Posted: Updated:
Jimenez Miguel Pedro is charged with two counts of first-degree rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a Talladega campground early Sunday morning, May 4, 2014. Jimenez Miguel Pedro is charged with two counts of first-degree rape in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a Talladega campground early Sunday morning, May 4, 2014.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a Gadsden man is charged in an alleged sexual assault at a campground outside the Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega sheriff's Sgt. Bill Kennedy says campers staying near the track heard noises in the pre-dawn hours before Sunday's NASCAR race. Thousands of people camp near the track during race weekends.

Kennedy says the campers checked out what was going on and began chasing a man. They captured a man and held him until officers arrived.

Kennedy says 22-year-old Jimenez Miguel Pedro of Gadsden is charged with rape. He's being held in the Talladega jail with bond set at $250,000.

Records show Pedro doesn't have a defense attorney yet.

The officer says the alleged victim was taken to a care center at the speedway and then a hospital in Birmingham.

  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • 2 arrested in Anniston after toddler found with broken ribs, cigarette burns

    2 arrested in Anniston after toddler found with broken ribs, cigarette burns

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:33:16 GMT
    Police in Anniston have arrested two people on charges that they physically abused a 2-year-old girl found with cigarette burns and fractured ribs.More >>
    Police in Anniston have arrested two people on charges that they physically abused a 2-year-old girl found with cigarette burns and fractured ribs.More >>
  • Ozark man wanted in abduction, sexual assault of woman and her child at knife-point

    Ozark man wanted in abduction, sexual assault of woman and her child at knife-point

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:58 GMT
    A nationwide search is underway for an Ozark man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old child at knife-point Friday morning.More >>
    A nationwide search is underway for an Ozark man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted a 30-year-old woman and her 8-year-old child at knife-point Friday morning.
    More >>
  • Fort Payne man charged with breaking into home in Cherokee County, assaulting ex-girlfriend, others with knife

    Fort Payne man charged with breaking into home in Cherokee County, assaulting ex-girlfriend, others with knife

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:19:15 GMT
    A Fort Payne man was arrested this week after he allegedly broke into a home in Cherokee County and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and others with a knife, authorities said.More >>
    A Fort Payne man was arrested this week after he allegedly broke into a home in Cherokee County and assaulted his ex-girlfriend and others with a knife, authorities said.More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.