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Waynesboro Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges Also Wanted in 2 Other States

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A man arrested and charged earlier this week for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Waynesboro, is now charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Melvin Lee Templeton, Jr. is wanted in Oregon and Michigan. Templeton took off after he was charged with arson in Detroit. Police say he set fire to a warehouse complex in Detroit in February of 2012.

Then, in September, he was apprehended in Oregon - but released on bond. That's when he didn't show up for an extradition hearing.

Templeton is still being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. 

 


 

 

Waynesboro Police Department
Press Release

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged Templeton with being a fugitive from justice from the state of Oregon.  Templeton is wanted out of Multnomah County, Oregon for failing to appear on being a fugitive from justice from Michigan.

On February 17, 2012 Templeton was entered into the national database NCIC (National Criminal Information Center) by the Detroit Police Department as being a wanted person on a charge of arson.  In September 2012, he was apprehended in Multnomah County for being a fugitive from Michigan.  He was released on bond but failed to appear for his extradition hearing.  On September 26, 2012 the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office entered Templeton into NCIC as being a fugitive from their jurisdiction as well.  They also set bond for Templeton at   $1 million when captured.

Templeton is still being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.

Previous Release - July 15, 2013

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro native for the sexual assault of a child that took place over the weekend.  Melvin Lee Templeton, Jr., 40 years old, was charged with two felonies, forcible sodomy and animate object sexual penetration, after he molested a ten year old Waynesboro girl at her residence on July 12. Templeton is an acquaintance of the victim's mother.  Officers also served a two year old capias for failure to pay child support from the Augusta County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court.

In addition to the Virginia charges, Templeton is wanted on charges from Oregon and Michigan as well. Fugitive charges are pending for these states.  He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. 

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