Jay Moody, Bowman, charged with luring a minor by computer

Jay Roy Moody, 39, Bowman, has been charged in district court in Burke County with Class C felony luring a minor by computer.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Moody arranged a meeting and believed he would be meeting a 16-year-old girl at an ice house on an area lake to have sexual contact. He had actually been communicating with a fake social media profile set up by a Burke County deputy. He was arrested when he showed up for the meeting on Sunday at Smishek Lake.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office titled its sting operation “Operation Ice House.”

A preliminary hearing for Moody is scheduled for April 13 before Judge Stacy Louser in district court in Burke County.


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