Joseph Taylor Mills, 24, of Colbert was charged today with stalking and simple battery for an Oct. 18 incident on North Avenue. This is the suspect depicted in a sketch from information reported by the victim named as "20-year-old Natalie" in an earlier news story. Speculation in that story and subsequent stories was that he could have been the same man who abducted other women in a white van. He has not been charged with any other crimes at this time. In the North Avenue incident he was reported to have stopped in a burgundy sedan and asked a group of four women if they wanted a ride. Police say he later went to the apartment of one of the women where he tried to talk his way in. He allegedly touched her hair and grabbed her hip before her roommate appeared and he left.
Mills has been identified as the suspect in this sketch. Anyone having information on the abduction incidents involving the white van should call the Athens-Clarke County Police at (706) 613-3888 and ask for Detective Dickerson at extension 793 or Detective Ivey at 337.