Teen Charged with Rape, Burglary after 80-Year-Old Raped

Mitchell Tramaine West
Mitchell Tramaine West
Teen Charged with Rape, Burglary after 80-Year-Old Raped
By: Heartland News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A 17 year old faces burglary and rape charges after police say he tried to break into a home a second time.
Police say around 9:30 Sunday night they got several calls about suspicious activity in the 800 block of Hickory Street and arrested Mitchell Tramaine West of Sikeston.
Police say the home he's suspected of breaking into was the same home where someone raped a woman in her 80's on November 30th.
According to the probable cause statement, West admitted to the break-in three weeks ago.
No one was home during the most recent incident on Sunday night.  Police say West ran from the house through a garage door and police caught him after a foot pursuit.
Mitchell Tramaine West is charged with Burglary in the 2nd degree, Resisting Arrest, and Stealing for the December 14th incident.  He faces Rape in the 1st degree, Burglary in the 1st degree, Felong Stealing and Attempted Sodomy for the November 30th incident.  His bond was set at $250,000 cash only for each incident.
West is being held in the Cape Girardeau County Jail.