Rape suspect from TC caught in Forsyth County

Blake Aaron Nobles

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Accused of a rape in Columbus County a Tabor City area man was arrested in Forsyth County Friday and quickly returned to face those charges.

     Blake Aaron Nobles, 21, who shows addresses on Garland Cox Road and Sanders Street, Tabor City, is charged with rape, kidnapping and larceny of a motor vehicle, Columbus County Detention Center records show.

     His bond was set at $500,000 secured.

     Nobles is accused of raping a 55-year-old woman in her home on James B. White Hwy South, Whiteville, on April 30, sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     The victim told deputies that she was raped at gunpoint, tied up, and her vehicle stolen, Tatum said.

     Nobles was in possession of a gun when he was arrested in Forsyth County, Tatum said.

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