Preliminary hearing set in Carroll County rape case

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Theopolis Johnson II, right, is led away from Carroll County Court-house Wednesday, Jan. 25, following a hearing in his case. (Maggie Menderski/Democrat-News)

Theopolis Johnson II appeared in court on Wednesday, Jan. 25, facing two charges of statutory rape.

Judge Kevin Walden set Johnson's next appearance for Feb. 24 at 9 a.m.

The charges stem from a incidents occurring between May 15 - June 15, 2011 and on Oct. 21, 2011, according to a press release from the Prosecuting Attorney of Carroll County, Cassandra Brown. If convicted, Johnson could serve five years to life in prison for each charge. He is currently in custody at the Ray County Jail.

Johnson is also charged with attempted escape from custody while under arrest for a felony, according to a probable cause statement from the Ray County Sheriff's Department.

Bond for the escape charge is $50,000 cash or surety. Bond for the statutory rape charges has been set at $100,000 cash or corporate surety with 10 percent allowed with special bond conditions.

Contact Maggie Menderski at mmenderski@marshallnews.com

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