A McCool man was arrested in connection to a Sunday rape and assault in the Cotton District.
Starkville Police Department charged Jerry Lee Talley Jr., 29, with felony rape, robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident that occurred on Maxwell Street.
His combined bond was set at $1.1 million, and he was transported to the Choctaw County Jail.
Similar charges were filed against Terry Lamont Hill, 42, of West Point.
Affidavits allege both were involved in the rape and assault of two people. Court documents state a male victim was assaulted, bound with shoelaces and placed in a closet before a female was forced to have intercourse against her consent.
An iPhone was taken from the male victim during the incident.
Hill’s bond was also set at $1.1 million.
Talley’s initial appearance was held Wednesday, and he is due back in Starkville Municipal Court on June 6.
SPD released no additional information about the incident.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call SPD at 662-323-4131 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7150.
Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch