Authorities offer $50,000 reward for capture of rapist

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department is offering $50,000 in reward money for the capture of a serial rapist.

Jones County Supervisors are contributing $15,000 to help find the man responsible for five rapes in Jones County.

Sheriff Alex Hodge describes the rapist as a dark-skinned Hispanic male, small to medium build, about 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 120 to 140 pounds who speaks broken English.

The department is conducting a community home safety meeting help prevent future attacks.