Authorities still searching for serial rapist following false 911 call

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County Serial rapist is still on the loose after a false 911 call to authorities.

Shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sheriff Alex Hodge dispatched more than a 150 officers throughout Jones County in search of the alleged rapist. The manhunt started after emergency officials received a 911 call from a passerby who said he saw a man who fit the description. About an hour into the search authorities learned the call was a prank made by a juvenile.