Sheriff Ronnie Fields announces the arrest of one individual for a sexual assault that occurred in the Southern Pines area of Moore County.
On April 28th, 2019, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office responded to Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst for a reported sexual assault. Detectives responded and interviews were conducted. Based on information received during the course of their investigation, an arrest was made.
On April 28th, 2019, Detectives arrested Maurice Antonio Hailey, 42, of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Hailey was charged with: one count of First Degree Forcible Rape, one count of Second Degree Kidnapping, one count of Assault by Strangulation, and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was confined to the Moore County Detention Center with no bond and is first scheduled to appear in District Court on May 2nd, 2019.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other case is asked to contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at 910-947-4444
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.