Police search for rape suspect

Published 7:23 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The LaGrange Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a coworker and raped her Monday. According to a LPD press release, officers are searching for Roderick Kacel Williams, 40, who assaulted a 32-year-old woman at Daewon America on 200 Piedmont Circle, and forced her to leave the location at knife point.

Williams then took the woman to a location in Troup County where the sexual assault occurred, according to the press release. Officers attempted to contact Williams at Daewon America, but he fled the scene, according to the press release.

Williams and the victim had a previous relationship, according to the press release.

Williams is described as African American, 5-foot-11-inches and 185 pounds. According to LPD Lt. Dale Strickland, Williams should not be approached if he is seen.

A call to Daewon America was not returned Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the case of Williams’ location is encouraged to call LPD Det. Noles at (706) 883-2695, Strickland at (706) 883-2652 or Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.