22-year-old Mississippi man accused of assaulting, raping woman while on afternoon jog

Published 8:03 am Friday, September 8, 2023

A man is in custody, accused of assaulting and raping a woman while she was out on a regular afternoon jog, according to Mississippi police.

WAPT in Jackson reports that Coby Taylor, 22, of Byram, has been charged with kidnapping, forcible rape, and aggravated assault.

At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, Byram police officers responded to reports of a physical assualt near Byram Drive and Terry Road, where police say the victim was found disoriented.

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Police report that woman was raped while she was on her normal routine jog. The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.

After reviewing surveillance footage, police identified Taylor as a suspect and located him in the area.

Taylor was taken to the Hinds County Detention Center, where he was being held without bond pending his initial court appearance.