Adams County man charged with sex crime

Published 12:45 am Saturday, February 11, 2017

NATCHEZ — An Adams County man charged in November with multiple crimes after a runaway teenager was reportedly found in his custody was charged Friday with touching a child for lustful purposes.

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Cal Green said Roderick Dewayne Hoggatt, 47, 10 Irving Lane, was charged with the sex crime following further investigation of the incident.

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In November, deputies were contacted by the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center about a runaway 14-year-old who was wearing a monitoring device that showed the teen in the area of the Terrace Motel.

Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Hoggatt and removed the teen from the vehicle and transported the teen to the juvenile detention center.

Hoggatt was arrested then on an outstanding ACSO warrant for simple assault by fear.

A search of his vehicle reportedly turned up large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine, hydrocodone and a handgun reported stolen in Terrebonne Parish, La. A search of the motel room reportedly recovered more drugs.

Hoggatt was charged then with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of schedule II controlled substance (hydrocodone), possession of schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of schedule II controlled substance (powder cocaine), simple assault by fear and contributing to the neglect of delinquency of a minor.

Green said Hoggatt had been convicted of felonies in at least four states.

Green said ACSO is still investigating whether other crimes were committed during the incident, and Hoggatt could face additional charges.

Hoggatt was being held Friday in the Adams County Jail on a $95,000 bond.