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Caryville man acquitted on rape, incest charges by local jury

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By Beth Braden

CARYVILLE—A Caryville man is a free following a 12-hour trial last week.
Ron Carroll, 151 Resevoir Lane, Caryville, was acquitted on six counts of rape and three counts of incest.
Carroll turned himself into authorities in 2012 after police say he assaulted a 15-year-old female relative.
His wife, Leolla Carroll, is relieved the ordeal is over.
“I looked up and said, ‘thank you, Lord,’ [for each not-guilty verdict],” she said during a phone interview on Monday.
Ron Carroll took the stand in his own defense. The not-guilty verdicts were returned following three and a half hours of deliberation.