Covering Macon County: South Carolina Sex Offender Arrested In Alabama

Macon County authorities have charged a man on South Carolina's sex offender list with rape.

Investigators say 39-year-old Arthur Witherspoon raped and brutally beat a 70-year-old woman in Shorter. At last report, the woman is recovering in a hospital.

Authorities say Witherspoon moved to Alabama from South Carolina a few months ago. As of Friday night, Witherspoon is in the Macon County Jail.