A former member of the Daleville Town Council charged with multiple sex crimes pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of second-degree sodomy, with the remaining charges dismissed.
Marvin Wise was arrested Nov. 3, 2017, and charged with enticing a child, second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sodomy and or possession of child pornography/obscene materials.
A bond hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday after prosecutors said Wise violated the conditions of his bond by making contact with his victim. The state was seeking to revoke Wise’s bond, as well as the possibility of charging Wise with tampering with a witness. Prosecutors say Wise broke his previous bond agreement by sending his victim a birthday card.
“Mr. Wise was sentenced to serve seven years in a state penitentiary,” Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams said. “However, Mr. Wise is asking for probation.”
Wise remains free on bond.
“If Mr. Wise violates his bond in any way, the state will seek to revoke his bond,” Adams said. “Judge Kimberly Clark is requiring Wise to participate in a sex offender evaluation. This evaluation will allow the judge to have more detailed information on Wise, and it will also alert the judge to the possibility of Wise repeating the crime.”
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.