Man faces rape charge in McDowell Co.


James Lasher

MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – McDowell County Sheriff’s Office officials said a Marion man has been arrested on a rape charge.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, detectives charged James Ervin Lasher, 27, with second-degree forcible rape after a female acquaintance reported on Sept. 5 that he sexually assaulted her earlier in the day.

The victim reported the incident to authorities.

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