“He's told me he didn't do anything,” Kelly said. “We live under a legal system that says a person is innocent until proven guilty. Based on my conversations with Kolton, I believe he's an innocent man who has been charged with a crime. I believe he will be vindicated and he works for me until a court says otherwise.”
Babb, who is originally from Jasper County, contacted The Press after we spoke to Kelley, but he said he would have to decline comment Thursday evening.
Babb is free on $10,000 cash bond.