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Bond denied for suspect in child molestation cases
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Feb 07, 2013 | 1646 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A bond request for a man charged with three counts of child molestation involving three different victims was denied in Jones County Superior Court last week.

Assistant District Attorney Keagan Waystack told the court Jan. 31 that three warrants had been issued for Clifford James Wheat. The defendant was charged with two counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation.

She added that the crimes were against three different children.

Superior Court Judge Trent Brown heard the motion.

Wheat’s attorney, Morris Carr, stated his client is 26 years of age and a lifetime resident of the area. He said the incidents for which Wheat is charged occurred months ago, and they were isolated. Carr said his client has no criminal history.

The attorney added that the biggest issue concerning the bond is that Wheat has ENT problems and is suffering from a chronic ear infection.

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