A Taylorsville man is now facing more charges while he sits in jail after being arrested for statutory rape.
Last week, 28 year old Brently Jason Byers was charged with felony statutory sex offense and felony child abuse. Byers was arrested by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office on July 22nd and charged with the statutory rape of the 7 year old daughter of his girlfriend who lived in Northern Iredell County. The girl is reported to have suffered what is being termed “extensive injuries” and was transported to the Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem.
Byers is being held in the Iredell Detention Center under a total bond of $2, 000,500. He is scheduled to make a court appearance on September 1st in Statesville.