May 24, 2012 2:16 PM
A Madison County man has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a woman early Thursday morning.
The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. in the area of Panola and Knob Lick in Madison County Upon arriving at the scene, police encountered Wayne Scott Cornett and the alleged victim. Police noticed at the scene evidence that an altercation had occurred. Police say the victim had been assaulted by Cornett, 44, who was arrested for fourth-degree assault and alcohol Intoxication at the scene.
The alleged victim required medical attention from Madison County EMS and was transported to the Pattie A Clay Hospital. The victim then advised police that she had been sexually assaulted by Cornett. The sheriff's office detective was called in to take over the investigation. After a detective interviewed Cornett charges were filed against him for first-degree rape and kidnapping.
Cornett is being held in the Madison County Detention Center. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.