A 47-year-old Columbus man has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.
Gregory Darrell Harper of 1507 Washington Ave. was arrested late Monday at his residence after the victim”s parents filed a report with Columbus police, according to Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.
Harper, who has faced several alcohol-related charges in the past, allegedly had sex with the young victim, June 30 in Southside Columbus, according to sources close to the investigation.
In addition to statutory rape, Harper was also charged with a misdemeanor of possession of marijuana, first offense, Songer said.
He posted bail after his bond was set at $5,000 Wednesday evening, she continued.
Local law enforcement agencies also reported these felony arrests:
Columbus Police Department
- Rosie Merkesha Jones, 22, of 1833 10th Ave. N. was arrested Saturday at 1418 Third Ave. N. She was charged with domestic violence/aggravated assault and her bond was set at $5,000.
- Christopher Adam Paul Gurley, 25, of 1800 Spurlock Road was arrested Sunday at 1245 Lehmberg Road. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and two misdemeanors, of public drunkenness and a lesser charge of possession of a controlled substance. His bond was set at $5,000.
Lowndes County Sheriff”s Office
- Brian Keith Hines, 22, of 1290 Beersheba Road in New Hope was arrested July 6 in the 800 block of 21st Street North in Columbus. He was charged with aggravated assault while manifesting extreme indifference to life and violation of probation. His bond was set at $10,000.
- David Eugene Langlinais, 56, of 62008 Third St. N., Apt. 5, in Pearl River, La., was transferred July 6 to Lowndes County from a Louisiana jail. He faces two counts here of failure to register as a sex offender. His bond was set at $20,000.
- Joshua Hiking Hendricks, 23, of 1607 Sixth Ave. S. was taken into custody July 7 at the CPD. He was charged with burglary of a house and his bond was set at $100.
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