Breaking: Man charged with 24 sex-related crimes against minor in Beaver County posts bail, flees

Destry Mel Stewart. Photo: Beaver County

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 15, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Beaver County Sheriff’s Office has issued a wanted poster for a man who was charged with 24 counts of sex-related crimes against one or more minors, and who has since posted bail and disappeared.

Destry Mel Stewart, 43, failed to come to a scheduled court appearance, and his vehicle was later found abandoned in rural Millard County. He had been released on $160,000 bail.

In addition to any new charges he may face for fleeing, Stewart is charged with:

  • One count of rape, a first-degree felony
  • One count of forcible sodomy with a person age 14 or younger, a first-degree felony
  • Twenty-two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a 16- or 17-year-old, a third-degree felony

Stewart is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, and has blue eyes and red auburn hair. He is trained as an engineer.

“If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911,” the poster says.

To reach the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, 435-438-2862.

 

Destry Mel Stewart. Image: Beaver County

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