Macon County Chronicle

Macon Man Arrested for Child Rape & Incest

James Rhody, Jr.

Fifty-three-year-old James Rhody, Jr., of 1308 Hawkins Rd. in Macon County, was arrested on August 4, 2013 and charged with three counts of rape of a child under the age of 13 and one count of incest for committing alleged sexual acts on his male and female grandchildren and step-grandchildren.


According to Macon County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Bryon Satterfield, a complaint was filed in early August involving Rhody with the Department of Children’s Services, followed by several days of interviews and numerous forensic interviews.

Rhody’s occupation as a truck driver throughout Tennessee and beyond, has led authorities to believe that there may be more victims that have not yet come forward.

“We’re asking that anyone who may have been approached or assaulted at truck stops, motels, etc. by James Rhody, Jr., to please come forward and contact your local authorities,” Chief Deputy Satterfield stated.  

Rhody is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on August 28, 2013.