A man is behind bars under a high bond after police recently arrested him for allegedly having raped a child this summer, authorities and judicial system records said.

Richard Allen White, 28, is charged with one count of committing statutory rape of a child and two counts of committing statutory sex offense with a child, Nash County District Court records said.

According to the records, White was arrested on Sept. 10 and is accused of having engaged in intercourse with a juvenile.

The records listed July 8 as the date of the offense.

White is charged with statutory rape because he allegedly engaged in intercourse with a person who was 15 years old or younger and with whom he was not legally married.

Additionally, Nash County District Court records said White is charged with failure to stop or steady for a red light at a traffic signal and driving while his license was revoked.

According to the records, White on March 17 was driving a truck on Grace Street from Falls Road toward Thomas Street when a red light at a traffic control signal activated for White’s direction of travel.


White was roughly two to three car lengths away from the stop line when the red light had activated, the records said.

After a police officer halted White and asked for White’s driver’s license, White told the officer his license was revoked, the records said.

State judicial system records online said White is charged in Edgecombe County with failing to wear a seatbelt and driving while his license was revoked.

State Public Safety records also said Allen was convicted in 2018 in Washington County for speeding to attempt to elude arrest or to elude arrest and driving while his license was revoked.

Allen is jailed under $252,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said.

Allen had listed an address in the 500 block of Henry Street, Medina said.