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Man wanted in investigation of sex crimes against children arrested

Authorities say Jeffrey Thomas Phipps, 40, was taken into custody. He had been sought by the Charleston Police Department on two counts of third-degree sexual assault. Phipps is accused of sexually assaulting two boys who are 9 and 5 years old. (West Virginia Regional Jail)

A man wanted in an investigation of sex crimes against children was arrested overnight by West Virginia State Police.

Jeffrey Thomas Phipps, 40, was wanted Friday by the Charleston Police Department on two counts of third-degree sexual assault. Phipps is accused of sexually assaulting two boys who are 9 and 5 years old.

Phipps was arrested overnight by the State Police at the Turnpike detachment at Tamarack. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail and is expected to be arraigned by video Monday.

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