With the help of equipment at the
Biloxi Police Department, authorities in Ocean Springs were able to
identify a man wanted for rape and arrested him early yesterday
Authorities say Jess L- Green admitted abducting and raping one
woman last week and abducting another woman who escaped during an
Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran says the arrest was -- quoting
-- "a tremendous relief."
Ocean Springs police had been watching a security video of the
suspect for several days with no luck identifying him.
After Biloxi's equipment was used to clean up the image, an
Ocean Springs department employee recognized Green.
Both attacks happened at night in a Wal-Mart parking lot and
involved petite blondes who agreed to give rides to Green.
He allegedly pulled a gun once inside the vehicles and told the
women to drive away.
The second woman was able to get away during the attempted rape
and ran to a nearby house for help.
Authorities said they found the gun believed to be used in the
attacks near Green's home and are taking DNA samples for testing.