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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 13th, 2018 :: 09:20 a.m. EDT


Tip leads to suspect wanted for multiple sex crimes

A tip Monday evening, March 12 led investigators to a man wanted on child sex abuse charges.
Detective Patrick Guion of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Nathaniel Harley Roland, 25, of 208 Robin Drive in Marion, with statutory rape of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child but had been unable to locate the suspect.
Guion received information Monday evening that led him to the Edelweiss Drive home of one of Roland’s relatives, where Roland was located and taken into custody.
It is alleged that Roland recently had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old female.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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Richelle Bailey
McDowell County Sheriff's Office

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