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Stanly Co. man arrested on more than a dozen rape, sex charges in Iredell Co.

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Jarred Ashley Workman (Iredell County Sheriff's Office) Jarred Ashley Workman (Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
Jarred Ashley Workman from a previous arrest in Mecklenburg County Jarred Ashley Workman from a previous arrest in Mecklenburg County
STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Iredell County have arrested a man who was wanted on 11 counts of rape and other sex crimes.

Jarred Ashley Workman, 27, of Albemarle, is charged with 11 felony charges of rape and five felony charges of statutory sex offense.

In his initial court appearance on Tuesday, a judge told Workman he could face life in prison without parole if convicted on the charges. He was given a court appointed attorney.

Workman's last known address was on Woodhaven Drive in Albemarle.

Deputies responded to a home in northern Iredell County on May 2 after a woman called 911 and told the dispatcher she found a man, later identified as Workman, in her daughter's bedroom closet.

He managed to get by the caller and get out of the home.  

Additional deputies responded and a perimeter was established and a K-9 was used to track Workman.  

His trail ran to a roadway and vehicle tracks were located nearby where the trail ended.  

While on the track, K-9 units found a wallet and cellular telephone.

The homeowner told investigators that her daughter had met a man online and had been chatting with him for about a week.

The daughter said while chatting with the man, they had made arrangements for him to come and meet her near her home, according to the news release from the Sheriff's Office.  

They met in the woods near her home and then she invited him into her residence.

The young lady then disclosed Workman sexually assaulted her.  

The young lady was then scheduled for an interview at the Dove House Child Advocacy Center.

After the interview, detectives filed the charges against Workman.

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