Man arrested for allegedly molesting Prescott boy

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr

PRESCOTT – A Peoples Valley man was arrested Monday for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old Prescott boy.

Police in Prescott learned the boy was molested by a 43-year-old man later identified as Clinton Fletcher Cheatham. A description of Cheatham’s vehicle was given to surrounding agencies, and he was pulled over in Wilhoit by Yavapai County sheriff’s deputies.

Cheatham was taken back to Prescott and booked into the Camp Verde Jail on preliminary charges of child molestation, sexual assault and sexual conduct with a minor.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is asked to call Det. Robert Ziegler at (928) 877-1920 or Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.