Wise pleads guilty to sodomy charge

Marvin Wise

Marvin Wise, a former Daleville City Council member, pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy as part of a plea agreement with the state during what was originally a bond revocation hearing before District Judge Kimberly Clark on Tuesday, June 4.

Wise was first arrested by Daleville police on Oct. 18, 2017, and charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy, enticing a child and two charges of second-degree sexual abuse.

He was later arrested for a second time on Nov. 6, 2018, and charged with possession of child pornography.

During the June 4 hearing, cases regarding second-degree rape, enticing a child, the two charges of second-degree sexual abuse and possession of child pornography were dismissed. Wise was sentenced to seven years in the state penitentiary.

He has been out of jail on bond since his first arrest in 2017. Conditions of his release are that he has no contact with the victim, and he must reside in the Level Plains area.

During the June 4 hearing, Clark reminded Wise that these conditions still stand, stating he would have “absolutely no contact” with the victim in the case.

An oral application for probation was also presented to the court during the June 4 hearing. Wise is out of jail on his bond previously set in 2017 until a probation hearing is held on Aug. 6.

Wise was removed from the Daleville City Council and the city’s water board January 2018. He had served on the council from 2015-18.

Wise had not attended a city council meeting or work session since he was first arrested on Oct. 18, 2017. He had also not attended a water board meeting since his first arrest.

Wise also served as chief inspector over Daleville voting polls for a number of years. He did not serve for the special election held in December 2017.

He also served as a past president for IAM Local Lodge 2003 from 2013 to December 2015, according to the organization's website.

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