Home invasion/rape suspect arrested

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Police say a suspect in a brutal home invasion and rape in North Columbus is now behind bars.

Twenty-three-year-old Andre Grier faces a slew of charges in connection with the incident including aggravated assault, armed robbery, rape and sodomy.

It happened at the Spring Cove Apartment Complex off Warms Springs Road last June.

Officials in the Columbus Police Department say three masked gunmen robbed three men at gunpoint inside one of the apartments. During the attack, investigators say a teenage girl was also sexually assaulted.

Police say Grier is one of four men believed to be involved in the crime. According to detectives, DNA led them to him. Officials say Grier was already in the system and has a criminal background.

Police are still looking for the other suspects- two they say went into the apartment and one who allegedly waited in the getaway car.

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