A 28 year old man has been arrested in Colbert County and charged with the First Degree Rape of a child. Authorities took Derek Anthony Darling into custody yesterday; he’s also charged with First Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a Child. He has previous misdemeanor arrests and has spent time in the lockup for non-support, but has no known felony convictions. Darling’s last known address was Cherokee, having previously lived in Tuscumbia. He remains in the Colbert County Jail at this time awaiting an appearance before a judge.