Man arrested on sex charge
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A Gilmer man was arrested May 30 in Marion County and charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact. On June 2, Jesse Woods, 55, was incarcerated in Upshur County, where the alleged crime occurred, said Gilmer Police Investigator Roxanne Warren.

She said that after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Gilmer, he had disappeared with his wife and three children. They were located May 30 at Lake O’ the Pines in Marion County and he was arrested.

Sgt. Warren said that the alleged victim is a 16-year-old girl, and that the investigation is continuing.

Police are also investigating the theft of jewelry from a N. Montgomery St. residence. Taken were a man’s gold dinner ring with a one-carat diamond, valued at $2,273, and a man’s gold wedding band with three diamonds, valued at $3,572. The total value of the loss was $5,845.

The theft is believed to have occurred May 22, but wasn’t reported until June 3.

On June 3, a woman reported the theft of her billfold,which contained $850 in cash, her driver’s license and credit cards.

On Friday, police received a report of a man in the woods near the Yamboree Park who was allegedly taken pictures of children.

Officer Joey Hector investigated and made contact with the man, who said he was with a group that gets coordinates from the Internet about buried treasure and then go and search for them.

The man said that he did not have a camera, only a GPS and a cell phone. The officer examined the device and found no pictures of children. He said that the man also had a spiral notebook with a page full of coordinates.

On June 2, a 23-year-old man was arrested for assault causing bodily injury for allegedly attacking a woman with a rechargeable Mag Lite.

On June 3, a red-tank air compressor with a 15-foot black hose was stolen from a residence on Old Coffeeville Road. Also taken was a 3-foot tall black motor valued at $300.

Arrests were also made for expired inspection stickers and failure to wear seat belts.

Police worked several minor traffic accidents and took several alarm and harassment calls.
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