Photo courtesy of Grayson County Detention Center

Photo courtesy of Grayson County Detention Center Armes

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 Dpty. Whobrey also obtained information that showed "disturbing images" of the suspect sodomizing and sexually abusing an infant female child.

Chaffins said, "On Sunday, Dec. 3 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Dpty. Whobrey, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Clayton Ellis and Trooper Joey Beasley arrived at a residence on Church St. in Millwood to serve the arrest warrant."

He said when they arrived, they encountered the suspect, James D. Armes, 36, of Millwood, KY, lying on the couch.

"Armes refused to comply with (officers') commands of placing his hands behind his back. He had to be wrestled to the ground and would not show his right hand and actually reached for his waistband during the struggle," said Chaffins.

According to Sheriff Chaffins, Armes was eventually placed into custody without further incident.

James D. Armes is currently listed as a KY sex offender for crimes not related to these offenses.

According to the KSP Sex Offender Registry, Armes was first placed on the sex offender registry in 2015 for two counts of Rape in the 3rd Degree (victim age 14) in Breckinridge County, KY.

Chaffins said KSP Trooper Ellis charged Armes with Menacing and Resisting Arrest, and, based on the evidence that Dpty. Whobrey received, the GCSO charged Armes with two counts of Sodomy in the 1st Degree (Victim under 12 years of age), two counts of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree (Victim under 12 years of age), and four counts of Possession or Viewing Matter Portraying Sexual Performance by Minor. He said all of these are felony offenses.

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According to Chaffins, Armes is currently being held in the Grayson County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

Chaffins said the investigation is ongoing and additional felony sex abuse charges are likely.

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James D. Armes.