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LaVale Man Arrested on Rape Charges

August 10th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

According  to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation of an alleged rape in Swanton resulted in the arrest of a LaVale man Sunday. James Walter Booth IV, 31, was arrested on a warrant charging him with first- and second-degree rape, first- and second-degree assault, false imprisonment and theft.

Following a bond hearing and bail review, Booth remained jailed without bond Tuesday at the Garrett County Detention Center. A preliminary or show-cause hearing is scheduled Sept. 8 in district court.

The warrant was issued following an investigation at a Swanton residence on Lower White Oak Road by sheriff's office patrol deputies and detectives