Man arrested in 1980 rape, killing of 14-year-old girl 08/03/2019 10:11 am PDT Comments WGHP via WGHP DOBSON, N.C. (WGHP) -- The Surry County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the 1980 rape and killing of a teenage girl, according to a news release. Robert James Adkins, 62, of Dobson, is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree forcible rape. The sheriff's office said the charges stem from the death of Ronda Mechelle Blaylock. Ronda, 14, was a ninth-grade student at Atkins High School when her parents reported her missing on Aug. 29, 1980, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. She and a friend got into a blue pickup outside of a bowling alley in Rural Hall. Three days later, her body was found in the woods off Secrest Loop Road in Surry County. MORE: Surry County man arrested in 1980 rape, killing of 14-year-old girl - WGHP #NorthCarolina #WGHP Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.