Southern Pines man charged in sexual assault
Posted December 1, 2011
Southern Pines, N.C. — A Southern Pines man faces accusations that he sexually assaulted a person, police said Thursday.
Investigators said that Marco Lynn Cheatham, 23, committed the reported assault in an apartment on Shaw Avenue around 8 p.m. Nov. 23. More details about the incident weren't released.
Cheatham was charged Monday with second-degree sex offense, second-degree kidnapping and two counts of failure to comply with pre-trial release. He was placed in the Moore County jail under a $150,000 secured bond.
Police records show that Cheatham has been arrested at least three times since May on charges including assault on a public official, resisting an officer and speeding to elude arrest.
He was convicted in 2007 of assault with a deadly weapon, according to state Department of Correction records.