James Dylan Felty, 22, of the 300 block of Avera Street in Sarepta, was arrested Monday, Aug. 10, by Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Bond was set at $200,000.
According to reports, sheriff’s detective Sgt. Teresa Rogers received a call from Cotton Valley Police Chief Terry Brown who was questioning Felty when he allegedly admitting to having sex with the 14 year old girl in Sarepta, Cotton Valley and Greenwood.
“I got a phone call from the victim’s stepmother saying she suspected something was going on with her stepdaughter,” Brown said. “This guy is a relative, and it started in Greenwood. The stepmother saw some things and noticed they were acting strangely, and she saw something on Facebook that didn’t add up.”
Brown says the girl’s stepmother came to the Cotton Valley police station and filed a report.
“The Facebook post wasn’t really that bad,” he said. “It wasn’t something that you would think would lead up to this, but we called him up here and about 10 minutes later he admitted to having sex with the young lady.”
Brown then contacted Rogers about the incident and the victim was transported to the Gingerbread House where she confirmed what Felty told police.
“After he admitted it, he just looked at me and said, ‘Whew! I’m glad this is out in the open,’” Brown said.
Sheriff’s detectives are continuing to investigate the case and more charges could be pending, Brown said.
Brown and Cotton Valley Police Officer Jasson Fitzgerald were the initial arresting officers before he was transported to the Criminal Investigation Division.
Brown thanked Rogers for her hard work on the case and says he appreciates her help.
Felty was placed under arrest at CID by Rogers and transported to BDCC.