Second arrest made in child rape case

Josh Presley

After Tuesday’s arrest of Wilber Shepard for sexual battery of a child and rape of a child, the Clay County Sheriff’s Department made an additional arrest on Wednesday.
CCSD investigators arrested Tammy Shepard, 35, of Palestine Road in Pheba Wednesday night. She was charged with rape/accessory after the fact.
Tammy Shepard’s preliminary hearing will be July 22 at Clay County Justice Court, with bond set at $100,000. She remained in the Clay County Detention Center as of Thursday.
Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said the victims would remain in protective custody and carefully monitored.
He said the investigation remained ongoing as of Thursday. Anyone with additional information can contact CCSD 494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.