Woodcutting Centerville man arrested for misidentifying himself

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Jesse Lee Myers, 37, of 525 W. Van Buren St., Centerville, was charged Sunday with interference with official acts and giving false information to a law enforcement officer after allegedly falsely identifying himself to a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff near the Booneville boat ramp.

A Centerville man was arrested early Sunday evening after allegedly falsely identifying himself to a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff.

Jesse Lee Myers, 37, of 525 W. Van Buren St., Centerville, was charged with interference with official acts and giving false information to a law enforcement officer in connection with the incident that occurred near the Booneville access to the Raccoon River.

A Dallas County Deputy responded about 5 p.m. to a report of someone cutting down trees at the Booneville boat ramp. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said the deputy found Myers camped out near the boat ramp and cutting down trees to feed a campfire that was burning.

“A deputy went down to talk to him, and he was given several different names,” the spokesperson said, with the encounter leading to Myers’ arrest.

Myers is held at the Dallas County Jail on a $600 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear Monday morning in Dallas County District Court.

Myers currently facing charges in Marion County of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in connection with a November 2018 incident in Melcher-Dallas. He was convicted in Appanoose County of distribution of pseudoephedrine in 2014 and of second-degree arson and first-offense domestic abuse assault with intent to inflict serious injury in 2017.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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