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Carter man charged with kidnapping, rape of relative

JOHN THOMPSON, Johnson City Press • Dec 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

ELIZABETHTON — A Carter County man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges he held a relative against her will and raped her.

The victim reported the crime to Investigator Larry Vaughn of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. She said that on Dec. 20, Leonard Rosco Winters, 66, 120 Flora Dugger Road, threatened to kill her.

She said she attempted to flee from him, but Winters caught up with her, knocked her down and began striking her in the face with his fists. She said he then began choking her. She said he choked her to the point she thought she was going to die.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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