BAKERSVILLE — A teenager is arrested and accused of assault by strangulation and two sex offense charges.
Austin David Lewis, age 18, of 38 High Cliff Drive, Green Mountain, NC was arrested on June 27, 2016 and charged with:
- Felony Assault by Strangulation
- Felony Second Degree Force Sex Offense
- Felony Attempted Second Degree Forcible Rape
Lewis is being held in the McDowell County Jail under a $375,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 19, 2016.
C. Beam of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office was the charging officer.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.