McDowell County’s alleged sex offender located

A tip Monday evening, March 12 led investigators to a man wanted on child sex abuse charges.
Detective Patrick Guion of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Nathaniel Harley Roland, 25, of 208 Robin Drive in Marion, with statutory rape of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child but had been unable to locate the suspect.

Guion received information Monday evening that led him to the Edelweiss Drive home of one of Roland’s relatives, where Roland was located and taken into custody.
It is alleged that Roland recently had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old female.


Detective Patrick Guion charged Nathaniel Harley Roland, 25, whose last known address was 227 Robin Drive in Marion, with statutory rape of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offenses with a child.
It was reported that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile on Sunday, March 11.

Anyone with information concerning Roland’s whereabouts is asked to call Guion at the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.