Reports push rape case to next month

Jan. 22, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Vance County court officials are awaiting reports from a psychological evaluation in the case of Quenton Talley, a Norlina man charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping and assault inflicting injury.

Talley appeared Wednesday before Vance County Superior Court Judge James Hardin Jr. His case was continued to a court session scheduled for the week of Feb. 24.

Nick Bagshawe, defense attorney for Talley, said there had been a motion on conducting an evaluation as part of the process to prepare the case for trial.

“There is a motion for psychological evaluation, and my understanding is this was done Dec. 23,” Bagshawe said, adding he has not yet viewed a report on the results of that evaluation.

Talley, 26, remains jailed on two bond orders of $150,000 each, according to court records.

The case involves a named victim in an Oct. 28 incident. According to court records, that adult female is also identified as the victim in two prior cases naming Talley on charges of assault, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and making threats.

According to Lt. Christopher Ball of the Henderson Police Department, the victim was with Talley when he was arrested on Oct. 29. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, Ball added.

Talley had been previously jailed without bond for violating a domestic violence protection order issued by District Court Judge John Davis.

Talley’s past records include charges of assaulting females, trespassing, failure to appear in court, contempt of court, show cause and failure to pay court ordered money.

According to court records, Talley has three different variations of addresses at 142 Parrier St., Henderson, including 140 Parrier St., Wise, and 142 Perry St., Wise. He has first-name aliases of Quinton and Queton, in addition to Quenton that is used as his official first name in the rape and kidnapping case.


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