Knoxville man charged with rape, arrested in North Carolina

Austin Potts (Source: KCSO)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man charged with rape was in North Carolina and brought back to Knox County on Friday.

Austin Potts, 22, was picked up by U.S. Marshals on Aug. 12 in Asheville, North Carolina and transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office criminal warrants unit on Friday.

An investigation conducted by deputies led to an Aug. 4 grand jury indictment that included one county of rape.

Potts is being held on a $300,000 bond.

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