Press Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Arrested Jonathan Thomas Reese For Statutory Rape

On October 10, 2017 the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in reference to a 15 year old female and her mother, who were in the ER stating the juvenile had been forcibly raped. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday October 1, 2017 at the juvenile’s home. The juvenile knew who raped her and provided the Sheriff’s Office with the suspect’s name of Jonathan Thomas Reese of Pinetops.

Through further investigation and interviews it was determined that the juvenile and Mr. Reese began a relationship after Mr. Reese was employed by the juvenile’s parents a week prior. The juvenile and Mr. Reese engaged in consensual sexual intercourse and communicated with one another heavily for over a week.

Reese was arrested for Statutory Rape and was given a $5,000.00 secured bond.

Jonathan Thomas Reese DOB- 09/05/93

106 Fancy Ln. Pinetops