Bonds set for two sex offenders arrested in Warren County

Published 9:14 pm Friday, July 30, 2021

Bond was set at $10,000 for an 81-year-old man accused of having sex with an underage child.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Justice Court Judge James Jefferson set the bond for Marshall Smith during his initial appearance Friday in justice court. Smith’s was one of two initial appearances handled Friday by Jefferson.

Pace said Smith, who gave an address on Hoxie Road, was arrested about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and is charged with one count of sexual battery of a child under the age of 16.

He said the arrest was the result of an investigation that began earlier this week. Smith was arrested Thursday after deputies executed a search warrant on his home. Pace said the victim was not a relative of Smith’s but released no other information, citing the ongoing investigation.

Smith remained in the Warren County Jail Friday. Pace said the lead investigator in the case is Sgt. Stacy Rollinson along with investigators Todd Dykes and Zach Primeaux. 

In the other case, Jefferson set the bond for Salvatore Quaglieri, 56, of Warminster, Pa., at $10,000. Quaglieri, a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania, is charged with failure to register as a sex offender in Mississippi.

Sheriff’s deputies acting on a tip arrested Quaglieri about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3700 block of Washington Street.

Pace said Quaglieri was initially arrested in 1992 in the state of New York for sex with a child under the age of 11 and arrested in 2006 in Pennsylvania on two counts of rape of a child. He is listed in Pennsylvania as a sexually violent predator. He remained in the county jail Friday.

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