BUS DRIVER CHARGED WITH TOUCHING CHILD: Suspect released on $25,000 bond
Published 10:35 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015
A school bus driver for the Lincoln County School District was arrested Friday on a charge of touching a child for lustful purposes.
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said the victim’s parents reported an alleged incident between bus driver Charles R. Davis and the child on Sept. 18. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department investigated in conjunction with the LCSD. Per a recommendation from the District Attorney’s Office charges were filed and a warrant was issued.
Davis, 68, of 660 Alderman Lane SW, was released on a $25,000 bond. Davis drove a route for West Lincoln Attendance Center.
District Attorney Dee Bates said the child is a minor under 16.
How long Davis has been with the LCSD is unknown at this time. LCSD Assistant Superintendent Richelle Ratcliff declined to comment, stating it was a personnel matter.
West Lincoln Principal Jason Case did not respond to requests for additional information.
Rushing said there was no video recording on the bus at the time of the incident.