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Suspects Charged With Sex Offenses, One Faces More Than 150 Counts
L-R: Colan Lewis Swink and Tammy Reedy Brown
Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff's Office

Suspects Charged With Sex Offenses, One Faces More Than 150 Counts

44-year-old Colan Lewis Swink of Newton and 49-year-old Tammy Reedy Brown of Taylorsville were arrested Wednesday (October 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Swink is charged with 25 felony counts apiece of sex offense and statutory rape, along with 109 counts of felony sex act by a substitute parent or custodian. Brown is charged with one felony count of conspiracy to commit sex act by a substitute parent or custodian.

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were contacted by Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an individual now living in Catawba County who had admitted to engaging in sexual acts with his ex-girlfriends juvenile daughter. These acts took place over a lengthy period of time from 2012 to 2016. The individual, identified as Colan Lewis Swink, was living in Taylorsville with the victims mother, Tammy Brown during the time period when these offenses occurred.

Following an investigation by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Swink and Brown were taken into custody and charged. Both suspects were placed in the Alexander County Detention Center. Swink was jailed under $5,000,000 secured bond, Brown received a $75,000 secured bond. They’re both scheduled to appear in District Court next Monday (November 1).