June 18, 2024

Tupelo Man Charged with Child Enticement and Aggravated Assault

Morgan Howard

Source: Lee County SO
Source: Lee County SO

On June 13, deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an aggravated assault in the Auburn Community. When deputies arrived, they learned that 49-year-old Kenneth Clardy, of Tupelo, MS, had made inappropriate sexual comments to a juvenile while visiting a friend’s home.

When the juvenile’s father confronted Clardy, Clardy attempted to leave the property in his vehicle. In the process, Clardy used his vehicle to strike a UTV/ATV occupied by the juvenile’s father, pushing the UTV into a ditch and causing minor injuries to the driver.

Following an investigation, a warrant was issued for Clardy’s arrest on charges of Enticement of a Child and Aggravated Assault.

Kenneth Clardy has been charged with:

  • (1) Enticement of a Child
  • (2) Aggravated Assault

A Lee County Justice Court Judge set Clardy’s bond at $250,000, with $125,000 allocated to each charge.

Sheriff Jim H. Johnson urges anyone with additional information about this incident to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

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