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Man charged with raping girl in Cumberland County

Posted February 18, 2011

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— A Robeson County man was charged Thursday in the reported rape of a girl in Cumberland County.

Lathan Laverne Jones, 38, of 442 Odessey Lane in Shannon, was charged with first-degree rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.

The victim described the situation to an adult, who called law enforcement, said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said the alleged abuse took over the past several months while Jones was in Cumberland County.

Jones was placed in the Cumberland Count Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Friday afternoon.

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  • rmsmith Feb 21, 2011

    If you look close, real close, on his neck, is a 20 yard bullseye target.

  • Vietnam Vet Feb 21, 2011

    Yet another waste of seminal fluid for the under the jail club!!!

  • noturaveragesoccermom Feb 18, 2011

    His picture gives me the creeps! Hope he gets what he deserves!

  • RB-1 Feb 18, 2011

    "Jones was placed in the Cumberland Count Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond."

    Not enough. Crimes against children, the elderly and the disabled should never have less than a $1M bond - EVER!!!

    Praying for the child and praying the judge/jury does the right thing and incarcerates him in prison for the rest of his days.

  • gnewsome1 Feb 18, 2011

    Excellent point, NCSunshine.

  • gnewsome1 Feb 18, 2011

    I'll volunteer to expend the round of 9mm.

  • KermitDFrog Feb 18, 2011

    It'll cost upwards of 1.2million to house this guy in prison for 30+ years. One round of 9mm costs about 60cents. Buy a cheap pinewood box and I'll volunteer to dig the hole.

  • Hopper Feb 18, 2011

    You would rather pay for him to be in prison for the next 65 years than to take care of the problem?

  • wildcat Feb 18, 2011

    what is your real BEEF with this punishment?

    NOTHING. HE SHOULD GET 65 YEARS IN PRISON WITHOUT AN EARLY PAROLE RELEASE. I PRAY THE GIRL WILL BE ALRIGHT IN TIME.

  • wildcat Feb 18, 2011

    I agree with NCsunshine
    Eduardo1

    WHATEVER! ITS INHUMAN. WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE TO DO THAT TO YOU?

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