Teen faces rape charge

Published 7:56 am Thursday, July 18, 2013

WINTON – A Hertford County teen is facing two felony charges after allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.

Shaquilla Devonte Cofield, 18, of Tims Drive, Ahoskie (the Brantley’s Grove area) is charged with second degree rape and crimes against nature.

Following his arrest on July 11, he was placed in the Hertford County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

Cofield made his first court appearance on July 12.

Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan said the arrest followed a complaint lodged by the victim against Cofield.

HCSO Investigator Dexter Hayes was assigned the case and made the arrest. He was assisted by Sgt. Leon Eason, Deputy Bonja Wood and Deputy William D. Harrison.