Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Flat Rock man accused of sex abuse of a minor

FORT PAYNE, Ala. - After an investigation by DeKalb County Investigators, a Flat Rock man is in the DeKalb County Detention Center regarding sexual abuse of a minor.

On Thursday, November 18th, Mark Anthony Bryson (40 of Flat Rock) was arrested on charges of Rape 1st (x2), Rape 2nd, Sex Abuse Child Less Than 12 and Sodomy 1st.

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Mark Anthony Bryson (40 of Flat Rock)

Bryson was arrested for a previous investigation in an alleged sexual abuse of a minor.  Bryson's bond is set at $1,100,000.  Due to the victim being a minor, we are unable to release further information on this case. 

If you feel like you, or a family member is being abused, please call our office at 256-845-3801.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "To protect the family and the victim, as always, information on these cases are limited.  This is a great job by our investigators whose sole purpose is to protect our children from predators like this."

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.