Man Arrested In 20 Year Old Rape Case

A Tyler man has been arrested on a rape charge from 20 years ago.

Garry Lynn Small, 44, was arrested earlier this week for a sexual assault that happened in Smith County back in the summer of 1980. In 1985, the sexual assault was still pending, when Small was sentenced to 20 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. Small was later released from prison, but arrested on that rape charge Monday morning.