For Immediate Release

October 2, 2000

--Press Release from Sheriff Butler--

Strickland Arrest - Update

Cumberland County, NC; William James Strickland (45 YOA) of 5043 Voyageur Drive in Fayetteville was arrested on Saturday morning for four counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was increased from $1 million dollars secure to $4 million dollars secure. His next appearance in court will be 9 a.m. in courtroom 2B October 19th.

Investigators from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Juvenile Division had received information on this case, which led to a Saturday morning search warrant at his residence. During the search, evidence of sexually explicit material of minors was discovered. Some of the material discovered occurred at least 7 years ago.

The investigation continues by the Sheriff's Office. Should additional charges be filed, they will be released through this office.

For more information on the news release, you may contact Stephanie Hardy, Public Information Officer at Phone: (910) 677-5487 Pager: (910) 677-4313 Fax: (910) 677-5558

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