SUBMITTED By SWAIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
BRYSON CITY – On Saturday, April 10, the Swain County Sheriff’s Office, led by Lt. Carolyn Posey and assisted by Deputy Aaron Frost, arrested Dylan William Hoyt of 160 Papa Jim and Nannys Place Bryson City, NC on charges of sexual battery and 2nd degree forcible sexual offense. A search warrant was issued for the residence of Hoyt and his property. While executing this
warrant several items were seized from Hoyt’s property which revealed other evidence of unrelated crimes to include several drug charges.
After the evidence was reviewed by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, the decision was made to charge Hoyt with sexual exploitation of a minor.
On Tuesday April 13, the Swain County Sheriff’s Office served Hoyt with an additional 29 felony charges of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Hoyt is currently held at the Swain County Detention Center under a $200,000.00 secured bond. His scheduled court appearance is Thursday, April 22 in Swain County District Court.
Items of evidence collected by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office are pending submission to the SBI lab for review.
This incident is under further investigation for other possible victims; if anyone has any further information about these crimes, please call the Swain county Sheriff’s Office at 828-488-0159.
Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said, “We are dedicated to protecting the lives and safety of the people of Swain County and this is just another example of how this can be done with the communities cooperation.”