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Booneville Man Charged with Rape
On February 28, 2017 the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department received a report of a Rape that occured the night before. The female signed an affidavit, a warrant was issued and suspect was arrested. The suspect actually showed up at the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department asking for a job application while the female was reporting the rape to the Sheriff's Department. This is when the suspect was taken into custody by Deputy Dewayne Mink.
The suspect is Caleb Matthew Byars, 22 years old from County Road 8461 Booneville, MS. Byars was also charged with Domestic Violence-Simple Assault. Judge Richard Tollison set the bond at $25,000.00. Byars is curently out on bond. The case will be presented to the next Grand Jury.
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