Marshall Police: Man arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child

Marshall Police: Man arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child

MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - A Marshall man was arrested Wednesday accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

According to Marshall Police, Michael Wayne Baird, 37, was arrested at his home Wednesday in the 300 block of Dickson Street.

Baird had been placed on the wanted list for a warrant out of Marshall, but police said he was out of town when the U.S. Marshal's Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force arrived at his home to take him into custody.

Officials said Baird's arrest was made in conjunction with "Operation Safe Summer," a joint operation between nearly a dozen local agencies. The goal of the operation was to make sure all registered sex offenders in Harrison County are in compliance, as well as apprehend those with warrants for sex-related offenses.

Police said Baird is not a convicted sex offender but was included in the operation for having a warrant on a sex-related crime.

Baird was booked into the Harrison County Jail. His bond is set at $50,000.

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