Lamar Co. man charged with kidnapping, statutory rape

Lamar Co. man charged with kidnapping, statutory rape
Cedell Watts. Source: WDAM

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County man is behind bars facing charges for kidnapping and statutory rape.

Cedell Watts, 19, was arrested Tuesday by Lamar County authorities and charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of statutory rape.

"It happened on Sunday at an apartment on Shears Road," Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said. "The suspect, Watts, forced her into an apartment and raped her and held her against her will."

According to Rigel, the victim, who was 14 in the case did know the suspect, and her mother signed charges against Watts on Sunday.

Watts has not had a bond set yet, and he is currently booked in the Lamar County Jail.