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.