by: Dolan Reynolds
LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Lexington police arrested a suspect who is accused of taking indecent liberties with a minor and statutory rape, according to a Lexington Police Department news release.
On Tuesday, after a prior investigation, Lexington police served Alex Couto Maria two warrants for his arrest for indecent liberties with a minor and statutory rape.
Officers arrested Maria without incident.
He is being held under a $250,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on Jan. 5 at 9:00 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this investigation can call Lexington Police at (336) 243-3302 or Lexington Area Crime Stoppers (336) 243-2400.
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WATAUGA COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Johnny Sanders, of Zionville, bought a $5 Holiday Cheer scratch-off ticket and won a $150,000 prize the day before Thanksgiving, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Sanders bought his ticket at the Valley Grocery on U.S. 421 North in Zionville.
(AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the virus had a different plan. Michigan is now the nation’s hot spot. Hospitals there are teeming with patients, and schools are scaling back in-person learning. A resurgent virus has pushed new infections in the U.S. to 95,000 daily, hospitals in Minnesota, Colorado and Arizona are also under pressure, and health officials are pleading with unvaccinated people not to travel.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Jacksonville Marine has been arrested and charged in the death of his one-month-old child.
Police responded to a medical call at 107 Armstrong Drive on Nov. 15 at 1:21 p.m. Upon arrival, first responders from Jacksonville Police, Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services as well as Onslow County EMS performed life-saving measures on a one-month-old child.