Crime

Update: Felon kidnapped, raped, assaulted ex-girlfriend, police say

Odelle Scott
Odelle Scott

Police have arrested a man they say held his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and forced her into her home.

Once inside, Odelle Scott, 33, of Beaumont physically assaulted and raped her, police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said in a press release.

Beaumont is a town in Perry County.

Scott, a felon, had driven to Gulfport to see the woman and showed up Wednesday at her home on 54th Avenue, Bromen said.

After the alleged assault, Scott took the woman to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, where personnel notified police a possible crime had been committed.

The woman’s injuries included bruises, Bromen said, and she has since been released from the hospital.

Police found Scott in the parking lot, he said, and arrested him on charges of kidnapping and rape.

Scott was booked at the Harrison County jail and held on a $500,000 bond set by by Judge Brandon Ladner.

Scott will be held with no bond for the Mississippi Department of Corrections on a warrant. He was on probation for a drug conviction, the Harrison County jail docket shows.

Other jail records show he had been arrested in Perry County in 2013 on charges of sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine and a parole warrant on an unspecified conviction.

Scott also had been arrested in Perry County in 2007 on a probation warrant and misdemeanor charges, which included exhibiting a weapon.

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