From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                March 14, 2012

Phone:             573-221-0987      Fax:    573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. Kathy Davis



Officers of the Hannibal Police Department were called to a report of a suspicious person at approximately 5 pm on Tuesday.   A female caller reported that a male in a truck had been following her in the area of Veterans Road while she was out jogging.  At one time during the report she advised that the male was naked and standing on the side of the road.  A short time after the call was made to dispatchers; officers located the female, a 15 year old Hannibal resident and transported her home while other officers searched for the suspect and conducted an investigation.  A short time later the suspect was found in the area of Sherwood Estates and taken into custody.  The suspect is a 33 year old rural Hannibal man.  He was arrested on charges of Sexual Misconduct and taken to the Marion County Jail pending formal charges being filed.  The Police department would like to compliment the victim in this case as she remained calm and provided pertinent  information to dispatcher so the arrest of the suspect could be expedited.  Assisting in the  investigation was the Marion County Sheriff Department.