A Lauderdale County man is in the Dyer County Jail after allegedly raping a woman at a Dyersburg business.
Dyersburg Police Chief Steve Isbell says 34-year-old Jimmy Taylor, of Ripley, was arrested Wednesday on charges of Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Assault.
Isbell says the incident happened late Tuesday afternoon at a business on Highway 51 By-Pass South when Taylor walked in seeking a loan, sprayed the victim with a chemical agent, and raped her.
He also took cash from the business and fled the scene in a vehicle.
Taylor is a registered violent sex offender on the TBI Sex Offender Registry.