July 18, 2014. Sheriff Len Hagaman has released the following information:
On June 14, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible inappropriate sexual touching of a three year old juvenile in Watauga County.
Sheriff Hagaman reported that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit along with the Watauga County Department of Social Services and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into the reported incident. Individuals were interviewed and as a result of the interviews and investigation the following individual was charged.
Timothy Blake Hampton, W/M, DOB: 2-13-89, a resident of 186 Chase Cole Lane in Zionville was charged with one count of First Degree Attempted Sex Offense and one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Timothy Blake Hampton was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate on July 10, 2014 and placed under a $350,000 bond. The court date for Timothy Blake Hampton is scheduled for September 24, 2014.