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Red Springs man charged with rape

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Lee Dial

Lee Dial (Image courtesy Hoke County Sheriff's Office)

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Tuesday that his deputies have arrested a Red Springs man in a rape this past spring.

Lee Dial, 35, of Hodgin Road was captured after a short standoff with officers in Bennettsville, South Carolina and extradited back to Hoke County.

Sheriff Peterkin said the rape of a juvenile occurred May 30.

Dial is charged with felony first-degree rape, felony kidnapping, felony failing to report a new address as a sex offender, assault with a gun, and disorderly conduct.

Bond was set at $802,500.

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