MUW rape suspect arrested

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — Columbus police have arrested a man in the alleged rape of a woman on the Mississippi University for Women campus in August.

The Commercial Dispatch reports 26-year-old Jamarrell Brandon was arrested on Monday and charged with one count sexual battery.

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

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.

It was unclear whether Brandon has an attorney.