Police arrest man accused of raping elderly Kirkland woman

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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Police arrested a man they believe is responsible for an attack on an elderly Kirkland woman who was followed home from a bus stop and raped. 


On Wednesday, Kirkland police released a photo of suspect 26-year-old Moses Kelly, a transient who is known to use public transportation. 


They alerted officers in Seattle, Woodinville, Federal Way, Bellingham, Mukilteo and Edmonds to be on the lookout for Kelly.


Several hours after the photos were released, officers in Redmond spotted Kelly in front of a gas station and took him into custody on a felony warrant.


Investigators were able to obtain that warrant when DNA evidence was gathered from the Oct.25 attack that came back as a match to Kelly, police said.


Kelly's criminal history includes convictions for assault, criminal trespass and malicious mischief.


According to detectives, Kelly pushed his way inside the victim's home in Kirkland's Juanita neighborhood and then choked and sexually assaulted her.