Adult Male Assaulted his girlfriend's 4 year old child
The Polk County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, on August 27th regarding the report of a 4 year old child with a black eye. The Polk County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance from DHS and through investigation, later arrested 39 year old Delson Creekmore from his residence in the rural part of Polk County that same evening for assaulting his girlfriend's 4 year old son. The child sustained a swollen and blackened eye from the incident. Mr. Creekmore was charged with Harassment, Felony Assault in the Fourth Degree and Felony Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree. He was lodged at the Polk County Jail and the Polk County District Attorney's Office added an additional charge of Felony Assault in the Third Degree.
West Salem Man Arrested for Sex Abuse after a search of his residence (Photo)
On August 11th, 2015 the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 58 year old Hugh Reeves of West Salem on two counts of Sexual Abuse I against a non relative minor female and was lodged at the Polk County Jail on $150,000 bail. During the investigation deputies learned that Reeves also had two prior sodomy convictions approximately 11 years ago out of Marion County.
The investigation began on July 31st, 2015, where the minor reported allegations of abuse to an adult stemming from an incident on July 30th, 2015 at Reeves' home. Once the investigation continued Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant on Reeves' residence on the evening of August 11th, 2015, which is located in the 2500 block of Lincoln Rd NW, Salem. During the search warrant numerous items of interest were taken, which included a wide array of electronics, including 5 desktop computers, 1 laptop, 4 external hard drives, 4 flash drives, 2 internal hard drives, 2 tablets, camera, a surveillance system with cameras inside and outside of the house.
It is possible that there are other victims in this case that have yet to come forward or who may have further information that could help this case. Those people are urged to come forward and to contact Polk County Sheriff's Office Detective John Williams at 503-623-9251.