The Cottonwood Police Department investigated a sexual assault which occurred June 5, 2011. Arrested for an alleged act of forcible sodomy and charged with Sodomy First Degree was Timmy Gene Sanders age 49 of Midland City. Chief Jim Smith obtained a warrant and Sanders was arrested by Deputy Clemmons of the Houston County Sheriff’s Department and U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Task Force. Investigators from the Dale County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the execution of a search warrant at the residence of Sanders in rural Dale County today. Sanders bond was set at $150,000. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.