Huntsville Man Appears Before Colbert Co. Judge on Rape Charges

Tavares Terrell Garner (Photo: Sheffield Police Dept.)

Tavares Terrell Garner (Photo: Sheffield Police Dept.)

Tavares Terrell Garner (Photo: Sheffield Police Dept.)

Tavares Terrell Garner (Photo: Sheffield Police Dept.)

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man indicted for the rape and sexual abuse of a Sheffield woman during a home invasion was arraigned Tuesday morning.

Tavares Terrell Garner, 31, appeared before Colbert County Judge Hal Hughston at 9 a.m. and was appointed an attorney to represent him.

Sheffield Police say Garner forced his way into a unit at Colbert Square Apartments and raped the woman living there.  Police say he then stole the woman’s car.

Investigators were able to use DNA from the scene to identify Garner as a suspect.

Garner remains in the Colbert County Jail on bail totaling $250,000.

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