Lewisburg couple indicted by grand jury

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

By Karen Hall

Staff Writer

A Lewisburg couple was indicted by the grand jury last week, the husband on serious sex charges, and the wife for concealing him when she knew police wanted to arrest him.

Clint A. Marlow Sr., 32, of Cummings Circle, was charged with rape of a child. The warrant was written by Lewisburg Police Detective Scott Braden last October. It states that in November 2007, when the male child was seven years old, Marlow had inappropriate sexual contact with him. Marlow was finally arrested and jailed on Jan. 4.

His wife, Julie Marlow, 34, also of Cummings Circle, was charged as an accessory after the fact.

"From Dec. 26 to Jan. 4, Julie Marlow did knowingly and intentionally conceal Clint Marlow at her residence," Braden wrote in the warrant for her arrest. She "was well aware that Clint Marlow had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for child rape," Braden continued, adding, "Mrs. Marlow had actually made the initial report to the police about the incident."

Clint Marlow remains jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond. He will be represented by the Public Defender's Office. Julie Marlow is out on bond, and Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler appointed Debbie Zimmerle to represent her.

Also indicted on sex charges last week were two young men who were found in a car with a 16-year-old girl on Dec. 17.

Lewisburg Police Officer Shaun Crawford stopped to investigate a car parked at the Rec Center about 1:30 a.m. and found the two men and the girl, as well as alcohol and marijuana.

Dominic J. Franklin, 30, of Allen Street, was charged with aggravated statutory rape, simple possession of marijuana, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $25,000, and he remains jailed. Local attorney Terry Hernando was appointed to represent him.

Robert J. Greer, 23, of Thomas Avenue, was charged with two counts of statutory rape, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Greer is free on bond, and Crigler gave him until April 18 to hire a lawyer.

Also indicted last week were:

* Ignacio Cerpa Guzman, 29, of Woodlawn Avenue, was charged with driving on a suspended license and possession of approximately 14 grams of cocaine for resale. Guzman was arrested by Agent Tim Miller of the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force after a traffic stop on July 6. Guzman will be represented by local attorney David McKenzie.

* Christopher Flynt, 29, of Finley Beech Road, was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, and three counts of theft over $1,000. He will be represented by the Public Defender's Office.

* William Wiles IV, 28, of Tiger Boulevard, was charged with three counts of theft over $1,000. He allegedly stole a hay wagon, a utility trailer, and a two-horse trailer from three different victims, and sold them for scrap in October and November last year.

* Joshua Haskins, 24, of Ashwood Avenue, was charged with driving after having been declared a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender, driving on a revoked license, and his fourth offense of driving under the influence.

Wiles and Haskins will both be represented by Lewisburg attorney Steve Bowden.

* Jason Hargrove, 29, was already jailed on a parole violation when he escaped by walking off from the work crew at the Solid Waste Department. Hargrove was recaptured a few days later, and has now been indicted and charged with escape.

Indictment does not mean a person is guilty. That's determined by a trial, or by a guilty plea.