A Portal man expected to meet a teenage girl to give her alcohol Friday, but her father intercepted the text messages the offender sent and held the man down on the ground until police arrived, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
Tyson G. Wynn, 24, North Grady Street, Portal, was arrested Friday on charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, he said.
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, Corporal Nathan Bolton responded to the area of North College Street after receiving a call about two people holding a third down on the ground. He spoke with a man who claimed to be the father of a 14-year-old girl to whom Wynn had been sending inappropriate text messages, York said.
The teen's father said he learned his daughter was to meet Wynn on North College Street so she could get some alcoholic beverages from him. The father decided to meet Wynn instead, and “detained Mr. Wynn until police arrived," he said.
Wynn was taken into custody and transported to the Statesboro Police Department for questioning. Statesboro Police Det. Keith Holloway launched an investigation, and after interviewing Wynn, charged him with enticing a child for indecent purposes and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, he said.
The teenage girl, as well as a second teenage female, were charged with "unruly juvenile" and were released to their parents, York said.
Wynn was taken to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action, he said.
Anyone with information about this or other related crimes is asked to contact Detective Keith Holloway with the Statesboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (912) 764-1542.
York said information that is provided will be held in strict confidence.