Mark Allen Durant

Mark Allen Durant

BOONE — A 20-year-old from Stoneville was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, by the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and charged with two counts of statutory rape of a child age 15 or younger.

Mark Allen Durant, of 690 Smith Road, Stoneville was taken to the Watauga County Detention Center and issued a $250,000 secured bond, according to the WCSO.

According to the warrant for his arrest, Durant allegedly engaged in intercourse with a victim twice between July 1-31, 2020.

Durant was issued a Jan. 26 court date and is being represented by a court-appointed attorney, Garland Baker.

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