Chareges finally come down for 15month old crime
Fifteen months after it was reported to police, a 36-year-old Southern Pines Man is charged with sexual assault on a mentally handicapped person. Charged with felony sexual battery and felony assault is Edward Wallace. The attack occurred outside in a business district at 3:45 in the morning. The victim reported the assault to a uniformed police officer who was at a nearby convenience store. A grand jury handed down an indictment this week and Wallace was arrested yesterday. Bail was set at $25,000.00.