Charged: First Degree Rape
The Talladega Sheriff’s office charges a Gadsden man with first degree rape. According to Captain Bill Kennedy of the Talladega Sheriff’s Office, Jimenez Pedro was arrested by authorities for raping a woman at the campgrounds near the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Nearby campers were alerted to the foul play by noises and seeing suspicious activity around 3:30AM. They investigated the activity and it led them to the scene. Pedro led the campers on a foot chase, but was eventually caught and then they held him until authorities arrived. The victim was taken to a care center at the speedway and then a hospital in Birmingham. Pedro is in the Talladega County Jail on $250,000 dollars bond.