Suspect Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault on UA Student on Spring Break

Police in Panama City, Florida have a hotel security guard in custody.  Authorities arrested him Tuesday night for the rape of an 18 year old University of Alabama student on spring break.

Investigators found 29 year old Shawn Wuertly hiding in the woods near a relatives house.  Police say Wuertly sexually assaulted the student and when she fought back he threw her off a sixth floor hotel balcony.  The 18 year old landed in a stairwell on the second floor and his recovering in a hospital from serious injuries.  We are told her injuries are serious, but not life threatening.