Man charged with three counts of incest

Dec. 03, 2013 @ 08:38 AM

A Granite Falls man faces a possible sentence of life in prison without parole if he is convicted on three counts of incest with a child.

Phillip Matthew Bright, 39, of 4158 Peachtree Lane was arrested Sunday by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office and accused of having sex with a girl several times from October 2010, when she was 13, to 2012. More charges are expected, sheriff's Lt. Aaron Barlowe said.

Bright's bond was set at $400,000 secured.

On Monday, he appeared at a brief hearing in Caldwell District Court, where attorney T.J. Rohr was appointed to represent him. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Dec. 17.