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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Thursday October 6th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Old Fort Woman Charged with Sex Crimes

Detective Richard Pittman with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 32-year-old Jessica Annette Barnes of Old Fort with Statutory Sex Offense with a Child Less Than 15 Years of Age and Indecent Liberties with a Child. A Magistrate issued Barnes a $300,000 secured bond.

On Sunday, September 18th, Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office took a report of possible sexual abuse of a child. An investigation by Detective Pittman led to the arrest of Barnes later that day.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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