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Columbia man arrested on child abuse charges

Marcus O. Forehand, 50, of Columbia was arrested on three counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor and three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, Sheriff Darryl Liverman reported.

The arrest was a result of an investigation by the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office.

When Forehand was arrested and searched deputies also found marijuana. Forehand received a citation for simple possession of marijuana.

Forehand was placed in the Dare County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

His court date is April 18, the sheriff stated.