Sex offender arrested

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Brundidge Police arrested a convicted sex offender Tuesday, after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl.

Johnny Lee Davis, a 36-year-old white male, faces charges of rape second degree after he reportedly had intercourse with a young girl living in his trailer park, said Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport.

Davenport said Davis was a resident of the Lapine Trailer Park in Brundidge.

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“Some juveniles witnessed he was having sex with a 13-year-old living in the trailer park,” Davenport said.

Davis was a convicted sex offender from Barbour County, where Davenport said he faced similar charges.

“He was pretty much charged with the same thing,” Davenport said.

Davenport said Davis was required to register as a sex offender at least 30 days prior to moving to Pike County, which he failed to do.

Davis has been taken to the Pike County Jail where his bond has been set at $40,000.

In an unrelated incident, Brundidge Police also arrested James Earl Rodgers, 49, on charges of possession of a forged instrument first degree.

On Saturday, Rodgers allegedly attempted to pass counterfeit money at the Brundidge Post Office.

He was picked out of a lineup and faces charges in the Pike County Jail.

Rodgers had already been in jail at the time he was arrested in Brundidge, for another incident that took place Saturday in Troy.

Troy Police Spokesman Sgt. Benny Scarbrough said he was arrested in connection with a counterfeit and forgery cast that took place at Rose Mart in Troy.

He was taken into custody at 2:57 p.m. at the Troy Police Department.