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Fayetteville man charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping

Posted October 22, 2015
Updated October 23, 2015

A Fayetteville man was arrested and charged with first-degree kidnapping Thursday night in reference to a sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 20 near Person Street and Eastern Boulevard, authorities said.

Officials said Boyd Douglas Marsh, 50, forced a female victim into a wooded area and sexually assaulted her.

Fayetteville Police obtained additional warrants on Friday and charged Marsh with first-degree rape in addition to his previous kidnapping charge.

Marsh's previous bond of $75,000 was increased to $500,000 secured for first-degree kidnapping, and his bond on the first-degree rape charge was set at $1 million secured. He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Facility. 

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.


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