Man accused of indecent liberties, misuse of 911 system
Jul 24, 2012 (The Wilson Daily Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A man accused of calling in a fake burglary to distract police at a traffic checkpoint faces an additional charge of fondling a 14-year-old girl.
Sheriff's deputies last week charged Jarmall Vanshon Hocutt, 25, of 1109 Grove St., Wilson, with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child. Hocutt is accused of touching the girl at her Black Creek home while her parents were away, according to Wilson County sheriff's Sgt. Wanda Samuel.
Samuel said the girl's parents reported the May 24 incident to deputies.
"I would advise that parents continue to talk with their children about any issues that are going on," Samuel said. "Just keep in close communication so that they will talk with their parents."
Hocutt was in the Wilson County Detention Center on an unrelated charge when sheriff's deputies served him with an arrest warrant on the indecent liberties charge. Wilson police arrested Hocutt on July 12 after officers say he called 911 to report a fake burglary.
Hocutt was riding in a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with Stephany Adams, 30, of 315 Pender St., when police stopped the car during a traffic checkpoint at the intersection of Hines and Moore streets around 2 a.m. July 12.
Police learned that Adams, who allegedly had given officers a false name, did not have an active driver's license. While officers were looking up Adams' driving record, emergency dispatchers reported a breaking and entering on nearby Hadley Street.
"Officers left the checkpoint to respond to the high-priority call," Wilson Police Sgt. John Slaughter said. "When officers arrived on scene, it was determined that someone called in a false call to 911."
Police later found Adams and Hocutt at a convenience store. Officers called the phone number from which the false 911 call was made and Hocutt's cellphone began to ring, Slaughter said.
Police arrested Hocutt on a charge of misuse of the 911 system. He was booked into the Wilson County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond.
Adams was charged with providing fictitious information to an officer, resisting, obstructing and delaying law enforcement and driving while license revoked. She also was charged on three outstanding arrest warrants, according to police.
Hocutt's bond for the indecent liberties charge was set at $7,500. He remained in jail Friday afternoon under a combined $10,000 bond and is scheduled to make his first appearance Aug. 6 in Wilson County District Court.
Hocutt was convicted of manslaughter in Greene County in October 2005 and served a three-year, 10-month prison term, according to the N.C. Division of Adult Correction.
His Wilson County convictions include larceny from the person and possession with intent to sell marijuana on Aug. 8, 2011, for which he served seven months in prison, and larceny, resisting a public officer and carrying a concealed weapon on Aug. 24, 2011, for which he served a two-month sentence.
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