Authorities say man wanted on sex charges shot self before arrest

(AP) -- Delaware County authorities say a Jay man is hospitalized after shooting himself when deputies tried to arrest him on sex charges.

Sheriff Harlan Moore told reporters that 68-year-old Wallace Geary Fields held a gun under his chin and shot himself when deputies arrived at his home about midnight Friday. Moore says Fields was taken to a Missouri hospital.

His condition was not released.

Online court records show Geary was charged Friday in Delaware County District Court with making lewd or indecent acts or proposals to a child under 16 and one count of rape by instrumentation. The records do not list an attorney for Geary.

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