High Point man faces sexual assault charges

News-Record (North Carolina)

June 13, 2008

Guy Ellis Carr, Jr.

HIGH POINT — A prominent businessman and deacon at Emerywood Baptist Church has been indicted on 32 counts of sex crimes against children.

Guy Ellis Carr Jr., 65, was arrested Thursday after a monthlong investigation into allegations of sexual assault between 1973-1981, according to High Point Police Department.

Information from that investigation led a Guilford County Grand Jury to indict Carr on 13 counts of taking indecent liberties with children, 13 counts of crimes against nature, three counts of first-degree statutory rape and three counts of first-degree sexual offense.

Authorities have not released names of the alleged victim or victims, and they would not confirm the number of children involved or their genders.

People in High Point who know Carr were reluctant to talk about the charges against him Friday, but they described him as a family man who is active in the community.

Although several members of Emerywood Baptist Church declined to comment on the grand jury indictments, they stressed that Carr had no part in the children’s ministry or any role with children at the church.

Carr was arrested Thursday afternoon at his family’s business, Carr Mill Supplies at 1015 Manley St.

He was being held Friday at the Guilford County Jail in High Point under a $1 million bond.

Neither Carr’s family nor his attorney could be reached for comment Friday.

High Point police said the investigation is ongoing.


SNAP Note: Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point is shown as a church affiliated with both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.