Wayne Co. man charged with stealing animals and offering to return them in exchange for sex
A Wayne County man was arrested after police say he told a theft victim he would return his stolen property in exchange for sex.
According to the arrest warrant deputies served on Rodney Brown, 25, the crime started with the theft of 25 roosters, a goat, some rooster pens, and some other equipment used to keep those roosters.
Police say Brown took them from the victim's home December 21. They arrested him yesterday and charged him with theft by unlawful taking.
Brown's arrest warrant says after he stole those animals and items he contacted the victim. The citation says Brown "offered to give the items back if he would consent to sex with him."
The warrant says a deputy saw those texts on the victim's phone. It also says Brown threatened to beat the victim if he reported the theft.
The victim called police and they charged Brown with promoting prostitution and third degree terroristic threatening.
When WKYT's Victor Puente called the Wayne County Detention Center Tuesday to see if he wanted to discuss the charges, jail workers said he didn't want to talk about them.
Jail employees say Brown bonded out later that afternoon. One of the conditions of his bond is that he not have any contact with that victim.