DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The trial for a man accused of holding a woman captive and raping has been delayed for the next few months, according to an order from Judge Kevin Moulton.
Timothy Eric Brewer was arrested on Aug. 30, 2018, after a woman reportedly called the police and said she was held captive for several days on Alice Street.
Later on, police reportedly discovered that the woman was drugged and raped in that timeframe.
“We learned that some of the weapons were used to hold the victim hostage at the home, where she was forced to take illegal narcotics and then raped multiple times,” Investigator Justin Dodson told WDHN News back in 2018.
Brewer was later charged with three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of sodomy first-degree and one count of kidnapping first-degree the following week.
Now, the order states that since the victim cannot be found, the court cannot continue with its proceedings. Originally, the trial was scheduled for June but is now set for Sept. 23, 2019.
While this is the first time the case was set for trial, the case may be jeopardized if this happens again, according to Moulton’s order.
“If the State is unable to proceed the next the case is set, the case will be dismissed,” Moulton wrote.
Brewer filed for a speedy trial but is currently in prison on separate charges from the Department of Corrections.