by: Dave Huddleston Updated:FULTON COUNTY, Ga. —
A local man is behind bars for an alleged assault during a college football game.
Monday, 32-year-old Albert Ford was tracked down by a
national DNA database. He is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail waiting to be extradited to Louisiana.
Ford is behind bars for allegedly assaulting and raping a woman in a
portable restroom at a Louisiana State University football game. Detectives had a vague description, but did have a DNA sample.
According to Cleveland Miles, GBI Forensic Biology Manager, "If this offender had stayed in Louisiana or if these systems aren't connected, this may have gone unsolved for a long time."
Investigators did not have much information to help solve the case until they loaded samples of DNA found at the crime scene to a national database.
"They gave us a call and said, 'We have a match to one of your offenders,'" said Miles.
Miles said the GBI Headquarters processes DNA samples from every convicted felon in the state of Georgia.
Ford was arrested Monday evening, but it is unclear when he will be extradited to Louisiana.