CCSO arrests suspect for possession of obscene materials

Published 11:40 am Friday, September 23, 2022

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A McKenzie man was arrested this week on charges related to possession of obscene materials involving children.

Jessy Morris Folmar, 59, was arrested Thursday by Covington County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Blayne Pruett on 12 counts of possession of obscene materials and two counts of dissemination of obscene materials.

According to the CCSO, Inv. Pruett received information from the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force regarding the case and using that information — along with more details provided by Microsoft — was able to locate, interview, and ultimately arrest Folmar.

A consented search of several electronic devices presented hundreds, if not a thousand, of obscene images involving children.

Sheriff Blake Turman said procedures were followed and Folmar was arrested and is currently incarcerated at the Covington County Jail. He is retained with a $560,000 bond.

“Our children are under attack. Protect your kids. As a parent, you have the authority to, not only raise your child, but protect them. If you are leery of anything of this nature, call law enforcement,” Turman said.