Pisgah Man Found Guilty of Multiple Charges


In recent developments, David Wayne Adams, a resident of Pisgah, faced a verdict last week in Jackson County regarding a series of charges. The charges included four counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child under 12, three counts of Rape 2nd degree, three counts of Sodomy 2nd degree, two counts of Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes, and one count of Production of Obscene Matter with a Child under 17.

The jury, after careful deliberation, found Adams guilty on a number of charges. However, he was not found guilty on two counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd degree. As the legal process progresses, Adams will be subject to sentencing for his actions. The charges will result in one Class A Felony, carrying a potential sentence ranging from 10 to 99 years in prison; nine Class B Felonies, each with possible sentences ranging from 2 to 20 years in prison; and three Class C Felonies, which could lead to sentences from one year and one day up to ten years in prison.

Having been in custody since September 2021 at the Jackson County Jail, Adams is scheduled to receive his sentencing on November 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The case has drawn attention from the community, with Jackson County District Attorney Jason Pierce offering his perspective on the outcome. Pierce remarked, “We were very pleased and grateful with the jury’s verdict. It was a difficult and emotional case filled with descriptions of the Defendant’s horrendous conduct. The victims are to be credited and praised for their bravery in coming forward and ultimately testifying. It is my sincerest prayer that they find peace and healing in the years to come.” The case highlights the importance of justice and the courage of those who come forward to share their experiences.