Man arrested in connection with rape of student

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) -- Moses Lake police have arrested a man in connection with the abduction and rape of a 19-year-old student at a Moses Lake community college.

Police on Tuesday morning arrested 33-year-old Jerald W. Thomas, a transient, at a bus stop in Moses Lake. He was arrested without incident, and is being held in the Grant County Jail.

Sheriff Tom Jones credited tips from the public with helping apprehend the suspect.

The woman was abducted Monday morning in a parking lot at Big Bend Community College.