Dale County prosecutors seek to revoke a Daleville city council member’s bond in a sex charge case after he allegedly sent his victim a birthday card.
As part of his bond agreement, Marvin Wise was ordered to refrain from committing any criminal offense and to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family.
Wise was arrested Nov. 3, 2017, accused of enticing a child, second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy and or possession of child pornography/obscene materials.
According to court documents the card included a message to the victim along with a phone number. The victim called the phone number and the defendant answered the phone, and began having a conversation with the victim asking her to change her story with law enforcement, to say that the alleged crime never occurred.
The card did not have a return address and the card was not signed by the sender.
The state also included in the motion that future charges of tampering with a witness may be forthcoming against Wise.
A bond hearing has been set for June 4 to determine if Wise’s bond will be revoked.
Wise’s jury trial scheduled for May 6 was continued because Wise was receiving medical treatment at a local health care facility. His jury trial is rescheduled for Sept. 16.
Wise was indicted by a grand jury in March 2018. In April 2018, he entered a plea of not guilty.
Wise was appointed to the Daleville City Council in 2015 to fill a vacancy. He had sought a council position in 2012, but did not gain enough votes to win a seat on the five-member council, whose positions are selected at-large. He was re-elected in 2016 with the fifth-most votes.
Wise has lived in Daleville for more than 34 years and has worked for AFS for 32 years.
According to reports, Wise a past member of the Daleville Water Board and active member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.