Two Marines facing charges in the case of two young girls who ran away in Onslow County were in court Monday.
Chandler Bible is charged with first degree rape, while Ethan Lee is charged with accessory after the fact. They were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor a week ago.
Bible's bond was set at $100,000. Lee's bond was set at $50,000. Both said they would hire their own lawyers. Their next court date is August 14.
Warrants say the two Marines took the girls to the Days Inn on North Marine Boulevard around 2: 30 a.m. last Saturday, July 21. Deputies say the 11 year old returned home 12 hours later, while the 13 year old came back two hours after that.
Bible and Lee are both stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville.
Chandler Bible and Ethan Lee are in custody at the Onslow County jail under a $10,000 dollar secured bond each. Court records show the two are charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Saturday the Sheriff's Office released a statement saying that the 13 and 11 year old girls ran away from the Three Bridges area.
Warrants say the two Marines took the girls to the Days Inn on North Marine Boulevard around 2: 30 a.m. The 11 year old returned home 12 hours later, while the 13 year old came back two hours after that.
Bible and Lee are both stationed at New River and are members of the same platoon.
Deputies are not releasing any more information about this case at this time and say the investigation is ongoing.
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