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Newton Man Jailed On Rape, Assault Charges
Thomas Eugene Ikard
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Newton Man Jailed On Rape, Assault Charges

42-year-old Thomas Eugene Ikard of South College Avenue in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree forcible rape, assault by strangulation, resisting a public officer, communicating threats, and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. Ikard was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility this morning (May 17) under $112,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today.