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Albemarle police charge man with sex offenses against children

Albemarle police have charged a 53-year-old man with 28 sex offenses involving several juveniles.

James Lonnie Combs is awaiting extradition in Mississippi after being arrested by Mississippi authorities on warrants that were issued in Albemarle, Albemarle police said Tuesday.

Combs is charged with 22 counts of first-degree sex offense with a child, two counts each of indecent liberties with a child and communicating threats, and one count each of maiming without malice and crime against nature.

Police released no other details on Tuesday but said they’re concerned more victims haven’t come forward yet.

Anyone who might be a victim in the case is asked to call the Albemarle Police Department at 704-984-9500.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak
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