Rape suspect caught

Michael Rushing
Michael Rushing

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police say they have apprehended a man in connection with a rape and kidnapping that took place Friday afternoon.

Detectives say Michael Rushing, 47, was taken into custody Saturday morning.  He is accused of kidnapping a woman at gun point from a parking lot on Hennessey Blvd, driving her to a wooded area in Iberville Parish and raping her.  He later dropped her off at a McDonalds Restaurant on Nicholson Drive.

During the rape and kidnapping detectives say Rushing told the victim details about his personal life which the victim later told to police.  From that information and Crime Stoppers tips, detectives were able to determine Rushing as the offender.  He was located on Rollins Road in Zachary and charged with Aggravated Rape and 2nd Degree Kidnapping.

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