Investigators Nab Alleged Sexual Predator
During the early evening hours on Tuesday, 2/7/17, Faulkner County Sheriff Investigators arrested 37 year old, Chad Alan Wood of Beebe, Arkansas. On 2/7/2017, arrangements were made between the undercover officer and Mr. Wood to meet at a predetermined location in Vilonia, Arkansas to meet an adult male and an underage female, and allegedly have inappropriate sexual contact with the underage female child.
FCSO personnel began investigating Mr. Wood on or about January 8th, 2017 after locating a suspicious online advertisement. After answering the advertisement, undercover personnel communicated with Wood via email up until the date of his arrest on February 7th, 2017. When Mr. Wood arrived at the predetermined location he was contacted by FCSO personnel and arrested. Multiple items were seized at the time of his arrest, including a cellular device and an electronic tablet. Chad Alan Wood has been charged with one count of Conspiracy to Commit Rape, a Class A Felony.
Bond has been set for $75,000 and a court date of 2/27/17. This investigation is on-going and active at this time.
Sheriff Tim Ryals reminds family members to stay engaged with their children. Be vigilant on knowing who they talk to on social media and check their history for what content they’re viewing on electronic devices.