February 23, 2006

Former minister in incest case gets an attorney

Daily Times

By Jeremy W. Law Daily Times Staff Writer

A former minister charged with rape, incest and assault was appointed a defense attorney in Wilson County Superior Court Tuesday.

Nathaniel Rasberry, 36, of Kenly was assigned Randy Hughes as his court-appointed attorney and is scheduled to appear for trial in Superior Court April 24. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Frank Brown appointed counsel for Rasberry.

Rasberry is charged with communicating threats, assault on a female, two counts of sex offense while in a parental role, nine counts of assault inflicting serious injury, 17 counts of statutory rape and 98 counts of incest.

He remains in custody at the Wilson County Detention Center under two separate $1 million bonds.

Posted by kshaw at February 23, 2006 08:50 AM