Friday, April 07, 2017

Probable cause statement: Man warned 12-year-old Carthage girl not to tell anyone they had sex

A Reeds man admitted to Carthage Police officers that he had sex with a 12-year-old girl, according to the probable cause statement.

Kordale Spurgeon, 18, is being held in the Jasper County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond.

An April 19 arraignment is scheduled.
The rape occurred in February, according to the probable cause statement, when Spurgeon came to the girl's home on Valley Street and had sexual intercourse with her in her bedroom.

During an interview at the Children's Center, "(the girl) advised Spurgeon was aware she was only 12 years old by a previous communication they had concerning her age. (She) also knew Spurgeon was 18 years old."

After they had sex, Spurgeon began sending her messages "advising her not to tell anyone about him having sex with her because he would be in big trouble due to her being 12 years old," according to the probable cause affidavit.

At the time he was arrested, Spurgeon was already free on $5,000 bond after being charged with assaulting an employee of Wendy's Restaurant, 2242 Grand, Carthage, March 21.

From the probable cause affidavit:

Spurgeon approached the victim, M. C. while he was taking the trash to an outside dumpster and yelled at him, stating, "You know what you did."

Spurgeon hit M. G. on the head and back multiple times. Spurgeon also pushed M. G. up against a brick wall causing a scrape to M. G.'s right wrist.

An April 19 hearing is scheduled in Jasper County Circuit Court, Division 5.

A full order of protection was entered against Spurgeon the same day.

On October 2, 2016, Carthage Police arrested Spurgeon on charges of tampering with the property of another, resisting arrest, and for being a minor visibly intoxicated.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Carthage Police were inside the Econo Lodge conducting an examination into recent criminal activity. when they heard a loud, banging noise, went outside and found Spurgeon "hitting the driver's side window of a marked police parked vehicle repeatedly, apparently attempting to force entry into the vehicle."

An April 18 hearing is scheduled for that case.

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