Boone sheriffs find wanted man

Staff Report


MADISON — On Jan. 28, The Boone County Sheriff’s Department (BCSD) announced they were looking for a man who was wanted in connection with the sexual assault of a 12 year old female.

As of 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, the BCSD announced they had arrested Gregory Allen Edwards, 24 years old, from Charleston,W.Va. for outstanding warrants for four counts of third-degree sexual Assault.

His last know address is Maryland Avenue in Charleston.

A complaint filed over the weekend with Corporal Jarrell and Deputy Osborne, with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department reportedly led to a more extensive criminal investigation by Corporal Foster of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Unit.

During the investigation it was reportedly determined Edwards had sex with the twelve year old female on at least four occasions during the month of Jan. 2016.

Once Foster began this investigation, he was reportedly able to link Edwards to at least one other sexual assault case he is currently working.

Charges on that case and possibly others are likely in the future.

The BCSD reports they believe it is possible Edwards is still in Boone County staying with friends either in the Comfort or Van areas.

Sheriff Randall White says, “I feel it is important to get this information out to the public as quickly as possible due to the fact there are possibly multiple victims.”

If Edwards is convicted on all charges, he could be forced to spend between four and 20 years in a state correctional facility and pay a fine of up to $40,000.


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