After years on the run, police say a former Lexington motel clerk and accused rapist is back in custody.
Investigators say Elias Andres Thomas raped a woman in 2010 while working at Motel 6 on Elkhorn Drive. Police say Thomas lured the hotel guest to the front office by asking her to sign some paperwork, then attacked her. Police say Thomas left town shortly thereafter.
Police arrested Thomas after they say they received a tip that he was back in town.