Jackson rape suspect charged with attempted murder during consensual sex

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a Jackson man suspected in a series of rapes has been charged with trying to kill a woman.

Investigators say 34-year-old Alvin Waller Jr. and a 32-year-old woman were having consensual sex behind a church last week, when Waller allegedly pulled a gun and shot her, according to The Jackson Sun.

The woman was treated at a local hospital and released. Waller has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held on $750,000 bond.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office also has charged Waller with one count of especially aggravated kidnapping and seven counts of aggravated rape.

In addition, Jackson police have charged Waller with especially aggravated kidnapping and three counts of aggravated rape in a May attack on a Jackson woman.

------

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 128207908 - local8now.com/a?a=128207908