MUW rape suspect arrested


Sarah Fowler



Investigators with the Columbus Police Department arrested a man yesterday believed to be responsible for raping a woman on the Mississippi University for Women campus in August. 


Jamarrell Brandon, 26, of 822 16th St. N., was arrested on Monday and charged with one count sexual battery. 


Maridith Geuder, Executive Director of University Relations, confirmed that the campus posted an announcement on their website Monday announcing the arrest. 


"We did send out an announcement reminding folks of personal safety precautions," Geuder said. 


The assault allegedly occurred on Aug. 16 in a residence hall on campus. 


Brandon is not enrolled at MUW and was reportedly an acquaintance of the victim. 


He was released on a $3,500 bond late Monday afternoon.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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