81-year-old Mississippi man arrested for having sex with underage child

Published 6:12 am Saturday, July 31, 2021

Bond was set at $10,000 for an 81-year-old man accused of having sex with an underage child.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Justice Court Judge James Jefferson set the bond for Marshall Smith during his initial appearance Friday in justice court. Smith’s was one of two initial appearances handled Friday by Jefferson.

Pace said Smith, who gave an address on Hoxie Road, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and is charged with one count of sexual battery of a child under the age of 16.

He said the arrest was the result of an investigation that began earlier this week. Smith was arrested Thursday after deputies executed a search warrant on his home. Pace said the victim was not a relative of Smith’s but released no other information, citing the ongoing investigation.

Smith remained in the Warren County Jail Friday. Pace said the lead investigator in the case is Sgt. Stacy Rollinson along with investigators Todd Dykes and Zach Primeaux.