Man arrested for sodomy of disabled child

Published 12:05 am Saturday, May 17, 2014

A former Covington County resident is in jail in Andalusia after being arrested by U.S. Marshals this week and charged with a sexual crime against a minor.

Chad Eugene Mills, 35, was living in Oakland, Calif., when he was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for allegedly abusing a disabled minor.

On Wednesday, after his extradition back to Alabama, Mills was served with a warrant for sodomy I by Covington County District Attorney Investigator Nickey Carnley, who said the allegations against Mills cover a span of several years and involve a handicapped child.

“Chad Mills has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy over a two-year period,” Carnley said. “The victim in this case suffers from a debilitating illness and is confined to a wheelchair. Our investigation revealed that Mills was acting as a caregiver for the victim during the time of the alleged abuse. The alleged events occurred in various locations in Covington County that involve multiple police jurisdictions.”

Carnley said he is working in cooperation with members of the criminal investigation divisions of Andalusia Police Department and Covington County Sheriff’s Office.

“The investigation into this case is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming,” he said.

As of Friday night, Mills remained in the Covington County Jail on a $300,000 bond.