WILKESVILLE— A Vinton man was charged with rape following a sheriff’s office investigation on Saturday, May 4.
At approximately 11 a.m., an individual reportedly came into the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office in McArthur alleging to have been raped during the early morning hours.
The person alleged that while at a residence in Wilkesville, a man reportedly forced them into a bedroom and raped them.
An investigation was conducted that reportedly led to the arrest of Tommy M. Pennington, 44, of Vinton.
Pennington was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. A bond hearing was held Tuesday.