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County man facing charges

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Clay County man is facing a handful of felony charges

On Wednesday, Clay County Sheriff's Department Det. Jeff Maynard informed The Brazil Times Jeffrey S. Hyde Jr., 19, Turner, was in custody at the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash bond.

Maynard said an investigation into the allegations had been "ongoing for approximately one month."

According to Maynard, through the course of the investigation, allegations were made against Hyde Jr., and after interviews with witnesses and the victim, he was arrested.

Hyde Jr. faces preliminary charges of Child Molesting (a Class B felony), Battery Causing Bodily Injury (a Class D felony) and Intimidation (a Class D felony).

The victim, not a Clay County native, reported the allegations.

"The investigation took off from there," Maynard said.

Maynard said the case is still under investigation.

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just so everyone knows she is a teenager, not a young child

-- Posted by opie978562 on Wed, Aug 31, 2011, at 11:00 PM

None of the charges suprise me. He was friends with someone I know and thought a "friend" was treating him like crap and hitting him all the time. Good Job getting another one off the street BPD!

-- Posted by SKCC on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 12:20 AM

12 years old is not a teen

-- Posted by brazilbilly2 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 6:33 AM

Imagine that,looks to me that the younger generation follows in the foot steps of the older generation.To whom ever is involved dont give up,or give in,prosecute to the full extent.Dont be intimided by the rest of his family either.They r good for that,and for making things go there way.But be ready cause some of them ,if you mess with one,u mess with half the family.Just make sure the prosecutor does his job.

-- Posted by harley davidson on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 2:16 PM

harley davidson you are so full of crap.

-- Posted by barky on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 3:13 PM

Guess these days before u have sex with someone u should ask for an ID,LOL. It's a harsh world these days. No if u know someone is under age u shouldn't have sex with them but all the same young girls shouldn't be having sex and then accuse someone of forcing themselves onto them. So yes if he knowingly knew she was 12 or 13 then i could see him being in trouble but girls these days mature very fast and look older than they actually are.I am not saying its right, so i could see if he was in trouble for having sex with a minor,but to be labeled a child molester for the rest of his life!Unfortunately if under 16 by law that's how you are labeled.The thing is no one is ever going to know what happened but the two of them.It is forever going to be he says, she says. HARLEY DAVIDSON, seriously!?! What does that have to do with anything? U can't judge someone by there family. That's just plan ignorant! Besides who are u to put judge on anyone? Are u God? Didn't think so!

-- Posted by shadow2007 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 6:54 PM

Meant can't judge someone by their( not there)family.

-- Posted by shadow2007 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 7:54 PM

okayy.have you ever thought mabe she lied and said she was older? bc more than likely thats what happend jeff is a good guy he didnt do anything wrong she should be the one getting in trouble i mean come on its not her first time lieing about something like this! forreal ? dont judge him till he is prove guilty or not guilty!! and HARLEY DAVISON!!! his family has not a damn thing to do with it!!!so keeep us out of it!!

we all love you jeff

-- Posted by ~free jeff~ on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 9:10 PM

Where were her parents?????

-- Posted by flowerlady45 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 9:18 PM

hey free jeff are you stupid? having sex with a 12 yes 12 year old is wrong.his grandpa went to prison for the same thing with his own daughter bad blood. 6 to 20 max him

-- Posted by brazilbilly2 on Thu, Sep 1, 2011, at 10:13 PM

Wow that's disgusting that his grandfather did it too. And yea My nephew hung out with this kid and he was always trying to sleep with young girls and he KNEW how old they were so what now?

-- Posted by SKCC on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 12:02 AM

I find it rather interesting how before you post a comment, the "instruction box" just above says to be civil. However, when it comes to articles like this, it seems as if that point is missed entirely. Now, I know Jeff, and I know he has been known for causing trouble. I also know the girls around aren't exactly honest either. So, this situation is just a breeding ground for disaster. I will say this, he is an adult. To bring his family into it and make accusations against them about being intimidating and having bad blood and what his grandfather did has nothing to do with this. He and he alone is responsible for his own actions. Some of you seem rather judgemental and hold things over peoples head. I would hardly call it fair if we reminded everyone what your grandparents short comings were. However true any of it may be, each individual is responsible for there own actions. Further more, I also know that Jeff has always been classified as trouble. I've not seen anyone reach out and try to make a difference in his life. Has anyone in this community thought about reaching out and trying to help these young kids rather than sit around and judge them and talk bad about them when they get in trouble? Brazil has become extremely desolate, there is nothing for them to do. No "hang-outs" other than parking lots or travel to Terre Haute. With alot of time on your hands, and a town full of adults that say nothing until you get in trouble, I would almost say we are equally responsible for the increase in young adults being arrested.

-- Posted by kellymr on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 12:29 PM

Well the 12 year old girls dad is in clay county jail..karma sucks hope the lil cho mo gets a lil prison justice...as a x prison gaurd let me azure u justice will come to him..inmates love to take advantage of cho mo's just like he did that little girl

-- Posted by brazeldazzle on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 5:22 PM

yeah well jeff didnt touch her so her and her dad can get the hell over them selves she the one that should be in trouble for lieing about it not jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by ~free jeff~ on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 5:35 PM

That's funny how they have witnesses...jeff has always been a lil punk but when he goes to prison he will find out what a true punk is....if he gets through this weekend...I hope scott gives him what he deserves

-- Posted by brazeldazzle on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 5:55 PM

well what i want to know is why u think hes a co mo...cuz a floozy girl who lies about her age fools him and being a young guy fell for it. Yes he may have his moments when he thinks hes the crap but obviously she has been around the block a time or two in order for jeff to have even known her..why was she lookn for older guys to fool around w anyway.. and her dad being in jail has nothin to do w it. and yes family has been acused of this befor but he has never met that family and is nothin like that. maybe next time her parents should take a lil more interest in their daughter befor she goes out and ruins another mans life.

-- Posted by opie978562 on Fri, Sep 2, 2011, at 9:13 PM

Obviously you people are family or a "for now girlfriend" of Jeff's. How dare you get on here and call a 12 year old girl that has been abused a bunch of nasty names. I totally agree with brazeldazzle. If there wasn't enough evidence that he did it THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ARRESTED HIM! Duh. Like I said he hung around my nephew and he is the same as a ton of these other kids in Brazil. A little wannabe gangster who thinks they are bad and they can do whatever they want. Well now he has to account for what he's done and I congradulate BPD for getting another one off our streets! And as for the teenagers not having anything to do around here...they have tried repeatedly to open places for them to hang out but they always close because of fights and bad behavior etc. So it's their own fault. And kids that are IN school and play sports and have jobs HAVE things to do!!!

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 12:01 AM

SKCC, I've grown up in Brazil. The places shut down because of money. Thats how businesses work. And as far as sports go, if you don't have the right last name, you don't get anywhere. I went to school, had a job, and did my homework, and still hung out in the parking lot because there was nothing to do. Face it Brazil is starting to drown. No one truly cares about helping these kids. Its all about who you know, who you talk to, and what your family did. But, way to be a great citizen and offer help to others. Its outstanding people like yourself that I'm glad my daughter get to meet. (sarcasm)

-- Posted by kellymr on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 12:46 AM

Spoken like someone who grew up in Brazil and caused trouble. I grew up here too had a bad last name from my older brother and I NEVER got in trouble. There's tons of shit to do. Internet, xbox, wii, cards, television, etc. And you don't have to have a last name to be a jock. My nephews are in sports all the time and their dad had a bad reputation. And anyways this isn't about you whining about your lousy childhood in Brazil. It's about a kid that got caught. Thank God!

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 1:18 AM

Free jeff..u said she lied an said she was 16...that is still against the law..even at 16 she is a minor with him being 19....when he's in prison he can explain that to the arein brotherhood im sure they will understand lmfao

-- Posted by brazeldazzle on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 2:45 AM

Ok people for real! This is getting ridiculous! Sounds to me like all you people need to grow up.I mean half u people go so far off subject it's like another time zone. Lets put it this way I am family with the both of them from different sides of the family. First off all u people saying he takes after his grandpa and rest of his family is just just plain ignorant! NONE of us ever even met the dumb ass man for that purpose, and now he is in hell where he truly belongs. He died a lonely old man. Second off saying Jeff needs to get raped in jail, well how does that make u people any better? Especially when no one knows what happend but the two of them.Those of you calling her names doesn't make it right either after all she is just 13. I personally believe it was consentual sex, I don't believe he forced himself on her in anyway. But I wouldn't go calling her a slut or anything either because she is just 13(and yes she does look way older than she is) and I am an adult and prefer to act as one. The thing is we are all responsible for our own actions and u can't blame someone else for things we choose to do. No matter how bad u have it in life there's always someone with it way worse. If she is lying well one day she will have to answer for that, same goes for him if he is lying he will have to answer for it.

-- Posted by shadow2007 on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 7:36 AM

Too much talk of "She lied" and He didn't know how old she was". The point is, it really does not matter whether she lied or not. Apparently, he didn't know her very well, or he would have had a pretty good idea of her age. If that is the case, he took a risk and got burnt. Now it's time to pay the price for the risk.

Minors are not always responsible for the decisions they make. They are immature and they make poor choices. It's part of the learning process of growing up. To hold them lawfully accountable for every action, would be cruel and would prohibit them from learning life's ways.

On the other hand, this man is 19 years old. He is an adult by law and by society. As adults, we are ALWAYS accountable for our actions. As the adult, it was his responsibility to make sure the person he was with was of age. His failure to do so, put him and her at risk.

-- Posted by olmedic on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 10:46 AM

SKCC, you couldn't be more wrong. I never caused trouble. As a matter of fact, I have always done very well. Because there were certain people that reached out to me and helped keep me busy. Projects around clay county that needed help. Again, its people like you that jump to judge and offer no help. And kids need more than just video games to watch them. Just because you and several others feel that an electronic game makes a great substitute parent doesn't mean its true. Look at the effects it has already had. Kids need human interaction as well. And last names do matter. Funny, I never could get on northview's teams. But made varsity at IU. Not to mention graduated with excellent grades. By no means did I have it hard. But my friends, and what small experiences I did have, I can see where our town falls short. Anyone that claims to have a perfect life or a perfect town is a liar. And shadow 2007, I concur. Very well put.

-- Posted by kellymr on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 12:26 PM

I didn't say video games were babysitters. I said there are other activities out there to do than get in trouble. This isn't even the subject of this article and I feel like your trying to start drama which I have no time for so I'm not responding to anything else.

-- Posted by SKCC on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 6:10 PM

Can we count commenting on The times stories as a past time in Brazil? Cause it was very time consuming trying to read all these comments.

This is a sad situation for all the people involved. And I don't know either of them or their families but I believe that our justice system will do what they think is right and if he is guilty he will do his time. And if she is in fact lieing than I hope the truth comes out before anymore damage is done to the people and families involved. There is no need to post hateful comments about this young man or young girl or their families, cause there are only two people that really know what happened and they are obviously unable to defend themselves.

-- Posted by TheShadow on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 10:03 PM

All I am going to say is that "~FreeJeff~" wrote

"...she is the one who lied to trick him in to it..."

Trick him in to what? I thought you said he was innocent and didn't ever touch her?

-- Posted by SMEEBS on Sun, Sep 4, 2011, at 9:56 PM

Wow, I'm amazed at some of the comments on here, almost makes me embarrassed to say I live in Brazil! What happened to innocent until proven guilty? And how in the h3ll can anyone say the things about a CHILD that have been said on here?!? To have an ex-prison guard say some of the things I've seen on here?? I'm stunned!! So many comments about our youth getting into trouble, well what do some of you expect? Anytime someone gets in trouble in this town instead of trying to help, understanding, whatever, it's always more accusations. Do some of you not think that these kids read the comments on here and a lot of those comments make a huge difference in how these kids react to things. We have so many kids and young adults in this town that have to much potential and so much to offer but as adults, WE are the ones teaching them wrong, setting the wrong examples and letting them slip through the cracks.

I really wish people would just remember, INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty.....none of us know what really happened, only the two involved so the accusations flying in the comments are incredibly disturbing and could cause more harm than can be repaired.....a really sad situation for EVERYONE involved.

-- Posted by asil on Fri, Sep 9, 2011, at 6:35 AM

Several years back they took GOD and the 10 commandments out of the schools and out of almost everything else. If they would put them back in and teach the commandment "THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTRY", where a man should only have sex with his wife, ans a woman should only have sex with her husband. THAT WOULD SOLVE A LOT OF THESE PROBLEMS.

-- Posted by CALL'EM AS I C'M on Sat, Sep 10, 2011, at 7:16 PM

I am going to have to agree with kellymr. The way this town handles the young is something else. One time in trouble, and you're "labeled" in this town for life. And it is correct that all the things that were open to teens and young adults, shut down due to lack of funds. I have been in a similar situation with my youngest son, due to his older brothers being in trouble and they really wanna "stick" it to him. Rather than help these kids out, they just rather lock them up and throw the key away. I have asked for help and they just blow it off. There was only one person who was willing to help me at that time when he was judge. And before we got the chance to work together and cure the problem, the election changed the judges. But I am a firm believer that this town needs programs for these kids to help them. They need things to keep them out of trouble and programs to to go to if they get in trouble. Not lock them up and throw away the key. What good is that gonna do? Other than teach them more in these facilities. That's the problem with today's society,they don't want to be bothered. Turn the cheek the other way.

-- Posted by LM3561 on Wed, Sep 14, 2011, at 8:06 AM

lOOKS LIKE THE LITTLE "cho-mo" got away with it...but he sure had the inmates in his cell in an uproar...when they let him go home for thanksgiving and let thieves sit in jail...now imagine that....Mr. Reiberger will allow a cho-mo out to celebrate holidays around children but not a thief???? WTF... is up with the law in Clay County? Sick if you ask me!

-- Posted by blondiesf on Sun, Nov 27, 2011, at 6:10 PM

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