Daniel Powell, 18, 502 North Monroe, Newbern, is being held in the Dyer County Jail on a $50,000 bond after he was charged last week.
According to Newbern Police Lt. Rodney Wright, Powell's arrest came after the Tennessee Department of Children's Services initiated an investigation into allegations against Powell. Through a joint investigation, enough evidence was collected for Newbern Police to charge Powell with the crime. Wright stated Powell was acquainted with the victim and it was not a random act. Powell was taken into custody last week without incident.