• Man accused of chaining boy to porch faces more charges

    By: Paige Hansen


    UNION COUNTY, N.C. - The man accused of handcuffing a boy to a porch in Union County and hanging a dead chicken around his neck faces a slew of new charges.
    Eyewitness News reporter Paige Hansen was in court Monday as Dorian Harper was given new charges.
    Harper came before a judge in an orange jumpsuit and showed little emotion.
    He sat next to his attorney, Randolph Lee, in the Union County courtroom.

    When asked, Harper told the judge he was aware of new indictments brought against him, including another count of child abuse, another false imprisonment charge, maiming without malice, negligent child abuse and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

    Police arrested Harper in November.  The boy found handcuffed to the porch was 11 years old.

    Harper's partner, Wanda Larson, also faces multiple charges. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday but wasn't there.
    Court officials said she'll likely appear Tuesday.

    Harpers attorney said his client is focused on the case and on vindicating his reputation.

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