Courtesy Photo James D. Armes, 36, of Millwood pleads not guilty on all charges.

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James D. Armes, 36, of Millwood pleads not guilty on all charges.

James D. Armes, a 36-year-old Millwood man charged with numerous child sex crimes, was arraigned on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Grayson County and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

According to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, on Saturday, Dec. 2, information was received by Grayson County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) Deputy Rance Whobrey of the location of a suspect wanted out of Cumberland County on outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Chaffins said the warrant was served by Kentucky State Police (KSP) the following morning at 12:15 a.m. at a residence on Church St. in Millwood, where they found and arrested Armes.

Additionally, according to the GCSO, Whobrey obtained information that showed "disturbing images" of Armes allegedly sodomizing and sexually abusing an infant female child.

Armes' arrest warrant, filed with the Grayson County Circuit Court Clerk's Office on Monday, Dec. 4, states that during April 6, 2017 through Dec. 2, 2017, Armes allegedly "engaged in deviant sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a person incapable of consent who is less than twelve (12) years old on at least two separate occasions," as well

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as "possessed photographs and video visually depicting a sexual performance involving a minor child ..."

The warrant states that the minor victim, on all counts, was an infant less than 1 year of age.

According to his arrest citation, Armes is charged with three felony offenses, including two counts of Sodomy in the first degree (victim under 12 years of age); two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first degree (victim under 12 years of age); and four counts of Possession or Viewing Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by Minor.

In addition, he is also charged with two misdemeanors including one count of Menacing and one count of Resisting Arrest.

According to the KSP arrest citation, Troopers Beasley and Ellis were granted entry into Armes' residence by his wife. The arresting Trooper wrote in the citation that Armes resisted arrest by not providing his hands to be cuffed and had to be wrestled to the ground as he reached for the waistband of his pants.

The arrest citation states that Armes allegedly continued to reach for his waistband with his concealed right hand, and this action caused the arresting Trooper to fear an assault by an unknown object.

According to the arrest citation, Armes allegedly continued to actively resist arrest and tried to grab at Troopers while they placed him in handcuffs.

A preliminary hearing for this case is set for 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. The Grayson County News-Gazette will follow this story as it unfolds.

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James D. Armes, 36, of Millwood pleads not guilty on all charges.