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AUSTELL: Suspected rapist, kidnapper arrested
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AUSTELL: Suspected rapist, kidnapper arrested

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Cobb County police have arrested a man accused of abducting a 24-year-old woman from a drug store in Austell and raping her.

Sheriff's officers and U.S. Marshalls arrested Darrious Mathis near Greenbriar Mall shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday. The 21-year-old is charged with hijacking [a] motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy.

Police said the victim had just walked out of the CVS Pharmacy at 800 East-West Connector in Austell at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when she was approached by the suspect. Investigators said he forced the woman into her vehicle and had her drive him to an unknown location where he raped her.

Police said the suspect then had the woman drive him to several ATM's in the metro area and forced her to withdraw money from her bank account.

At some point during the crime, the suspect got out of the victim's car and ran away on foot.

Police, earlier this week, released surveillance video from the CVS showing the suspect walking out of the pharmacy. 

Anyone with additional information on the crime is urged to call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS(8477).

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