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Accused rapist captured Thursday
04/19/2018

(KAIR)--An accused rapist is now in custody.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse, in a news release, says Michael Wayne Hooks was taken into custody Thursday night.

Hours prior to to his capture in Lawrence, Kansas, by the Lawrence Police Department, Morse had put out a call to the public to help with the search for the 41-year-old Lawrence resident.

According to Morse, Hooks was in Wichita, made telephone contact with Morse, and then drove to Lawrence to turn himself in.

He was arrested on a Jackson County District Court warrant for kidnapping, rape, aggravated sodomy, and aggravated burglary.

Morse says the charges stem from a rape investigation in Holton that occurred April 12.

The case is being investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Holton Police Department.

 

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