On Thursday, April 22, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputies traveled to Jones County, Mississippi, to pick up a Mt. Hermon man who was wanted for rape of a child. Law enforcement officers in Jones County identified the wanted man during a routine seat belt inspection operation on April 21 and realized he had outstanding warrants from Washington Parish. They immediately took him into custody and notified the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Arrested was Willie Clay Stogner, 43, a resident of Woodrow Duncan Road. He was transported to the Washington Parish Jail and booked on charges of aggravated rape, three counts of contempt of court and failure to appear in court.
“We’ve been looking for Stogner for some time,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “We had information he had traveled outside of Washington Parish and knew that eventually he would be caught. I am so grateful to our law enforcement partners in Jones County who apprehended Stogner and held him until he could be brought back to the confines of the Washington Parish Jail.”
Due to the sensitive nature of the alleged crime, no additional information is being released by the Sheriff's Office for now.