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Sheffield Police make arrest in violent rape investigation

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Garner is currently being held in the Colbert County Detention Center. Garner is currently being held in the Colbert County Detention Center.
Sketch released by police following the rape. Sketch released by police following the rape.
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SHEFFIELD, AL (WAFF) -
Sheffield Police made an arrest in connection with a violent rape at the Colbert Square Apartments. The attack happened in October.

Investigators said Tavares Terrell Garner is responsible for the attack. He's being held at the Colbert County Detention Center.

Investigators said Garner claimed he was looking for someone, and when the victim opened the door to talk to him, he forced his way inside and sexually assaulted her.

Police said Garner attempted to clean up the scene and then forced the woman outside naked, stealing her car and cell phone. Investigators later determined the man went to two other apartments with the same story, trying to find a victim.

Sheffield Police collected evidence from the scene and sent it to the forensics lab in Huntsville. Investigators also released a sketch of the suspect.

Garner is currently being held in the Colbert County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

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