5th person charged in alleged rape

Published 12:50 am Friday, October 16, 2009

Authorities have charged a fifth person in the alleged gang rape of a female student at Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones says Jason West turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Jones says West has been charged with rape. West was being held Thursday on a $25,000 bond in the county jail.

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Authorities have also arrested Damonte Glover, Antonio Davis, Tim Graves, all charged with rape, and Justin Sandifer, who is charged with sodomy. They are free on $25,000 bond each.

Jones says the five are accused of participating in the Oct. 6 incident at Ellzey Hall, a male dormitory on campus in Wesson.

Co-Lin officials say Davis is the only suspect who did not attend the school.