46-year-old John Nathan Thomas of East Highway 27 in Iron Station was arrested yesterday (May 18) by Hickory Police Officers. He's charged with one felony count each of first-degree sex offense with a child and indecent liberties with a child. The warrants for his arrest were issued by the Mount Holly Police Department in Gaston County.
Thomas was taken into custody without incident at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Hickory Police Department. He was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $35,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in a Gastonia courtroom on Monday (May 22).