Troy man gets life in prison on rape, unlawful imprisonment charges

TROY, Ala (WDHN)– A Troy man has been ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to several charges, including rape.

Antonio Price was charged with one count of rape, unlawful inprisonment, and theft, all in the first degree.

Price pled guilty to the charges on Wednesday May 1, and Pike County Judge Shannon Clark sentenced him to life in prison.

District Attorney James Tarbox said in a release has Price gone to trial and been convicted, he would have face life without parole due to his past criminal history. The release did not go into detail on Price’s past arrests.

The charges stemmed from an incidnt in August 2023.

According to DA Tarbox, Price was with a group of friends at the victim’s house on Mulberry Street in Troy when the victim decided to go to bed, assuming everyone would leave soon after. The victim later awoke in her bed with Price standing over her

DA Tarbox says Price then raped the woman and tied her to the bed before going outside and stealing her car.

The victim was able to break free from the ties and went to a neighbor’s house to call police. DNA evidence was later taken during a sexual assault exam at the hospital, which matched Price.

“I appreciate the work of the Troy Police Department and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in investigating this matter. The plea by Defendant Price ensures that our victim is protected from having to relive this awful matter in public, and it also ensures that Defendant Price will serve a substantial amount of prison time,” said DA Tarbox in a statement. “Our office will appear at any future parole hearings for Defendant Price and work to ensure that “Life means Life” and that he deserves to be incarcerated for the rest of his life for the actions for which he has now pled guilty.”

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