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Ashe County Commissioner charged with indecent liberties with a child

Officials said the alleged offenses happened between July 1, 2019, and June 19, 2020.
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Elon takes on William & Mary in CAA men's basketball action at the Schar Center on Monday, April 01, 2019 in Elon, North Carolina.

ASHE COUNTY, N.C. — An Ashe County Commissioner has been charged with indecent liberties with a child, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s reports. 

According to officials on Thursday, August 27, 2020,  Ashe County Commissioner Larry Dix, 69, of Grassy Creek was arrested. 

The SBI began its investigation on July 3, 2020, at the request of District Attorney Tom Horner. 

 After consulting with the DA, Dix was charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor and arrested Thursday afternoon at around 4:25 pm.

Officials said the alleged offenses happened between July 1, 2019, and June 19, 2020.

 After going before a magistrate, Dix was issued a $200,000 secured bond. He is currently being held at the Alleghany County Jail. 

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