Arrest of ski mask rape suspect has police reviewing open cases

Brooks is being held in J. Reuben Long Detention Center awaiting his extradition hearing.

Myrtle Beach police are checking open cases to see if there's any connection to a man arrested in Surfside Beach this week and charged with 3 rapes in Charlotte, NC dating back to 1979.

On Tuesday, Surfside Beach police arrested Jerry Brooks.

Police in Charlotte say Brooks' DNA connected him to the 30 year old cases.

Myrtle Beach Police captain David Knipes said his department is looking into any possible links between Brooks and unsolved crimes in this area, like the case of missing spring breaker Brittanee Drexel.

Drexel went missing three years ago while on spring break in Myrtle Beach.