Several people were charged Tuesday with child abuse crimes following investigations by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office.
Carl Fite, 41, Cartwright, was charged with child sexual abuse. He is accused of having sex with a minor earlier this year.
According to a probable-cause affidavit by Sheriff’s Investigator Nathan Calloway, a minor disclosed that Fite had been having sex with her. A warrant was issued for Fite’s arrest.
In an unrelated case, Aubrey Paul Simmons, 40, and Tiffany June Pearce, 24, both of Caddo, were charged with child abuse. According to court papers, Simmons and Pearce exposed a minor to adult sexuality earlier this year.
An affidavit by Investigator Calloway states that the boy, when interviewed by authorities, said he had seen “nasty stuff,” and he described several sexual acts. Simmons and Pearce had an initial court appearance Tuesday and both were released on personal recognizance.
In other crimes, Eric Luther Bigham, 51, Colbert, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and unlawful use of a police radio.
He was arrested Saturday after authorities served a search warrant at a residence on Pearson Road in Colbert. An affidavit states that officers found 16.7 grams of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, two handguns, drug paraphernalia and police scanner that was programed to law enforcement radio frequencies.
Bigham was arrested and read his Miranda rights by Drug Task Force Agent Wayne Stanley, and according to the affidavit, he refused to talk, although while being escorted to the patrol car, he did say the items in the house belonged to him. Bigham’s bond was set at $250,000.
Deputies have also investigated the following crimes recently:
Levi Duncan told Deputy Vinny Cacace that a homemade trailer that was parked on Church Street across from the Mead Baptist Church had been stolen.
Mike Doubrana told Deputy Cacace that a gate at his pasture on Leavenworth Trail and Church Road was stolen.
Toby Nation told Deputy John Ray Haislip that a video game system, video games, a laptop computer, gold watch and two bottles of medication were stolen from his home on Highway 78 in Achille.