Authorities searching for rape suspect

Rankin County authorities need your help to catch a rape suspect.  Authorities say 48-year-old Kirby Shavers of Canton is wanted for beating, raping and robbing a 73-year-old woman this morning.

Investigators say Shavers entered the victim's home through a window where he bound and gagged the woman's 45-year-old grandson before attacking her.  He then fled in the victim's car.

The vehicle is described as a 1997 tan Buick Century 4-door with Rankin County tag number 756-RGI.  If you have any information please call rankin county Sheriff's Department at 601-825-1480.