Former Wilson Co. Softball Coach Charged With Rape

Posted at 10:32 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 23:32:55-04

A former Wilson Central High School softball coach was charged with statutory rape by an authority figure.

Michael Shepard, a former high school coach of the year, was fired last week from the school after a criminal investigation.

He used to be the girl's softball coach, but stepped down when authorities started investigating him for misconduct.
Shepard is in the Wilson County jail tonight.