Ashe County Commissioner Larry Dix has been arrested and charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a minor.

Watauga Online reports Dix was arrested by Special Agents with the North Carolina SBI Thursday afternoon.

According to the report the SBI investigation began July 3 at the request of District Attorney Tom Horner.

The alleged offenses happened between July 1, 2019, and June 19, 2020. 

Dix, aged 69 of Grassy Creek, was taken before a magistrate and issued a $200,000 bond and is currently being held in the Alleghany County Jail.

The investigation is still underway.