Jan. 25—By GREG JORDAN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
TAZEWELL, Va. — A Tazewell County man is facing multiple felony charges of indecent liberties committed by a custodian involving a juvenile.
Howard Denver Barton, Jr. 54, of Tazewell, Va. was arrested Jan. 14 and charged with 10 felony counts of indecent liberties committed by a custodian, according to Sheriff Brian Hieatt.
Barton recently had a hearing at the Tazewell County Courthouse. He is being held without bond at the Southwest Regional Jail Authority's Tazewell facility, Hieatt said.
The 10 offenses involving a juvenile allegedly occurred in June 2022, Hieatt said.
Sgt. Michelle Conklin is the investigating officer and the investigation is ongoing.
Barton is the owner of No Off Season, a softball and baseball training business, Hieatt said, adding that Barton was not an employee of the Tazewell County Schools system or affiliated with the school system.
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