Monday, November 25, 2019
Probable cause: Webb City teacher touched boy's testicles under his clothing
Popejoy, 28, Arma, Kansas, who faces a felony statutory sodomy charge, was placed on leave that day and the Webb City Police Department began its investigation.
Popejoy, who teaches math and science and is in his sixth year in the R-7 School District, was arrested Friday at the school when he stopped to pick up his belongings and is being held in the Jasper County Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
Court records indicate Popejoy is being represented by Springfield attorney Teresa Lynn Grantham.
His arraignment was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today in Jasper County Circuit Court. This post will be updated to reflect the results.
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