Man wanted on rape charges turns himself in to Beaver County Sheriff’s Office

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BEAVER COUNTY, Utah — A suspect wanted for rape and other charges turned himself into authorities Friday.

According to the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Cameron Noel was asked to contact a relative of Destry Mel Stewart around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Upon making contact, the sheriff learned the relative was with Stewart and that Stewart wanted to turn himself into police. The man was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m.

A warrant was issued for the Stewart’s arrest earlier this week, and police had turned to social media to solicit the public’s help in finding the man.

According to a wanted poster, Stewart faces charges of unlawful sex with a 16 or 17-year-old, rape and forced sodomy.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.