Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Putnam County Man Charged With Rape
A Putnam County man was arraigned in General Sessions court on Wednesday after being arrested on charges of rape, sexual battery, aggravated assault and domestic assault. The warrants against 36-year-old Billy Joe Nix of Old Baxter Road were taken out after an investigation by sheriff's detective Jimmy Patterson. Nix allegedly raped a female acquaintance at her home on Monday and Patterson says evidence in the case shows that he had also assaulted her on two previous occasions, threatening her with either a knife or a gun.