Suspect arrested on rape charge

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Newbern Police investigators have arrested a man in connection with a rape of a juvenile female in Newbern.

Daniel Powell, 18, 502 North Monroe, Newbern, is being held in the Dyer County Jail on a $50,000 bond after he was charged last week.

According to Newbern Police Lt. Rodney Wright, Powell's arrest came after the Tennessee Department of Children's Services initiated an investigation into allegations against Powell. Through a joint investigation, enough evidence was collected for Newbern Police to charge Powell with the crime. Wright stated Powell was acquainted with the victim and it was not a random act. Powell was taken into custody last week without incident.

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  • he has been nothing but trouble most of his life

    -- Posted by grannymom on Wed, May 16, 2012, at 4:40 PM
  • Get him outta here and send him where the trouble makers call home..... The Pen....

    -- Posted by DMASE on Fri, May 18, 2012, at 1:33 AM
  • i have known this boy for a long time....he got in trouble several years ago when he was in fifth grade for molesting a 2 or 3 year old girl and got sent away for awhile....but not long enough and not with the help that he needed....knew he would do it again...hate that for the poor girl, but i know a lot of people who have tried to get something done about this boy for a long time.....but the powers that be would always turn a blind look what has happened....something is terribly wrong with the system....

    -- Posted by mom27 on Fri, May 18, 2012, at 4:25 PM
  • aye dmase you dont nothing anything about this boy or what hes been thru so you should be the last to judge and no he didnt rape that lil girl after he did his time they found out it was the girls father so practice what you preach

    -- Posted by marina on Wed, May 1, 2013, at 7:15 PM
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