Suspect arrested in Hoke County teacher assault

RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities have taken Michael Nivens into custody after he was identified as a suspect in an assault of a teacher at West Hoke Elementary School on Monday.


Nivens is being held at the Hoke County Detention Facility under a $2 million bond, records show.

Hoke County Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin wrote that Nivens is charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the assault at the school.

Nivens faces other changes stemming from a sexual assault and multiple break-ins and thefts from churches around Hoke County.

Nivens was also charged with:

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