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Suspect in rape and kidnapping captured in Hattiesburg

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Michael Lee Jordan, 36, was arrested in Hattiesburg Saturday after eluding officers in Perry County Friday night. Michael Lee Jordan, 36, was arrested in Hattiesburg Saturday after eluding officers in Perry County Friday night.
PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A man wanted by Perry County authorities for allegedly kidnapping two girls, raping one of them and then eluding officers for more than 12 hours has been apprehended in Hattiesburg. Michael Lee Jordan, 36, of Petal, was caught by Hattiesburg Police hiding in the attic of a home off Tipton Street around noon Saturday, about 14 hours after he allegedly picked up the two girls in Hattiesburg, drove to Perry County and raped one of them. 

Jordan faces two counts of kidnapping, one count of aggravated rape and one count of felony eluding. 

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said one of the girls escaped from Jordan.  He said the other was injured when he wrecked his car on Highway 29 as he was fleeing from officers. Smith said Jordan got away by running into a wooded area.  

Smith said both of the girls were treated at a local hospital and released.  He also said Jordan was aquainted with one of the victims.    

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