A sheriffs deputy from Missouri was arrested at his hotel early Tuesday morning after he attempted to force a woman to have sex with him in the bathroom of a local bar, police said.
Lucian James Nevatt, 24, of Nixa, Mo., is charged with one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, according to a Richmond County sheriffs jail committal.
Mr. Nevatt followed a woman into the bathroom at The Loft, 927 Broad St., and forced himself on her" in a sexual manner, a sheriffs report said.
The 21-year-old victim said she tried repeatedly to leave the room stating that they couldnt because she was married and it was illegal to have sex in a public bathroom to which the suspect replied that it was OK because he was a cop, the report said.
Mr. Nevatt is a deputy with the Stone County Sheriffs Office, according to the report.
The suspect was removed from the bar and later arrested at his room in the Marriott Hotel.