TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP arrests Marshall County Man on Rape 3rd charges
Date of News Release: 07/02/2013
(Benton, KY.) -- On Monday July 1, 2013 Kentucky State Police Detective Cory Jessup arrested 35 year-old Robert L. Byars, of Benton. Byars was charged with 15 counts of unlawful transaction w/ a minor 1st degree (Class C Felony), 5 counts of sodomy 3rd degree (Class D Felony), and 5 counts of rape 3rd degree (Class D Felony). The investigation revealed that Byars had been having a sexual relationship with a juvenile. Byars was lodged in the Marshall County Jail with a $200,000.00 cash bond.