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2 ASU students charged with rape

BOONE Two Appalachian State University students from the Charlotte area face rape charges after an alleged assault of two women Friday night, Boone police say.

Police say the victims also were Appalachian State students.

Jose Antonio Cuevas, 21, and David Lee Weber, 22, were charged with two counts of second-degree rape, according to investigators. Weber also was charged with assault by strangulation, police say. Weber is from Charlotte. Cuevas is from Cornelius.

Authorities say police were called shortly after 10 p.m. to a home in the 500 block of Queen Street, where the alleged assault took place. Weber was jailed under $175,000 bond, and Cuevas under $150,000 bond. Staff writers Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Steve Lyttle and staff researcher Maria David contributed.

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