Man arrested in July for 2003 rape now a suspect in second rape that also occurred 19 years ago

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2022

A man who was arrested in July for a rape that occurred 19 years ago is now a suspect in a second rape that happened around the same time as the first crime.

In July, West Point Police arrested Fredrick Gandy, 52, of West Point, in a January 2003 attack.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Gandy is now a suspect in another rape that also happened in January 2003, reportedly less than 24 hours before the attack of the first arrest.

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Mississippi police say that DNA evidence helped them solve both cases.

In July, Gandy was arrested on charges of rape, attempted murder, attempted robbery and burglary of a dwelling. He is being held in the Clay County Jail on a $950,000 bond.