A suspect is in police custody pending rape charges for an attack that took place along Buford Highway in Brookhaven on April 24, police say.
The Opelika Police Department, in Lee County, Alabama, on May 21 arrested Roberto Gaona-Pina, 39.
Officers of the Opelika Police Department responded to a suspicious person call matching the description of the rape suspect out of Brookhaven.
Gaona-Pina was apprehended at a nearby convenience store.
Brookhaven detectives have been working with Opelika police since the rape occurred. Distribution of Gaona-Pina’s photograph led to his arrest, Brookhaven spokesman Carlos Nino said in a press release.
Gaona-Pina is being held at the Lee County Sheriff Office awaiting extradition to Georgia.