(Franklin) — A local man is facing serious charges after a woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in Franklin late Saturday evening.
39-year-old Kelcey Jermaine Moreland was taken into custody by authorities Sunday afternoon after an interview by the Franklin Police Department.
According to a report issued by Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah, Moreland allegedly entered the residence of an adult Franklin female through a window late Saturday evening and then proceeded to kill the main power breaker to the house before attacking the woman who was at home alone in her bedroom.
Kelcey Jermaine Moreland
The suspect also allegedly took the woman’s phone so that she was unable to call for help.
After the attack, the woman fled the scene and ran to a nearby neighbor’s house to call for help.
Hannah was unable to comment further on the specifics of the case citing an ongoing investigation.
Moreland, a resident of Franklin, is charged with Rape, Sexual Battery, Burglary, and Theft By Taking.
No bond has been issued at this time as the case must first come before a Superior Court Judge on February 10, 2014.
If convicted of the Rape charge, Moreland could face life in prison or the death penalty with a minimum sentence of 25 years. Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further details as they become available.