Reaction: Troy Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping Two Women
From the CBS 8 Troy Newsroom-- A sigh of relief in Troy now that a man is behind bars on rape and burglary charges after police say he attacked two women in the same neighborhood on the same day last month.
Police say Andre Ellis, or better known in the community as Mr. Shine, was on their radar, but it wasn't until Wednesday night they arrested him at his auto shop on Highway 231.
"The city of Troy is making a great mistake," Ellis says.
Police say with help from the Troy University Police Department, they've worked countless hours on this case. But they say after switching their focus and reviewing details, it led to an arrest.
"It's not just a job to us, this is part of our life. We really believe in what we're doing," says Investigator Danny Barron.
"Anytime there's a rapist that's caught and put behind bars, it's definitely a plus for all women," says area resident Sally Nagel.
Investigators say Ellis is not eligible for bond, because he did not appear in court for a previous charge. They say Ellis does have a criminal history.