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3rd man charged in undercover sting involving Grand Traverse Co. commissioner

UPDATE 7/3/24 10:45 a.m.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — Clayton Hall was identified as the third man arrested with Grand Traverse County commissioner Brad Jewett.

He was charged with one count child abusive activity, one count using a computer to commit a crime, two counts accosting a child for immoral purposes, and one count resisting/obstructing/assaulting a police officer.

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7/2/24 12:30 p.m.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — Scott Barrett has been identified as one of the other two men arrested with Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners vice chair Brad Jewett.

Barrett was charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes; possession of child sexually abusive material; child abusive activity; tampering with evidence; and using a computer to commit a crime.

Aggravated possession charges are applied in cases where the material is violent in nature, the minor was sexually abused, or the offender has prior convictions for child sexual exploitation. A convicted offender faces harsher sentencing.

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6/24/24 5:10 p.m.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — The Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Office on Friday said a county commissioner - along with two others - were arrested during a multijurisdictional undercover operation this week. The operation took place June 19-20.

9&10 News spoke with Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners chair Rob Hentschel. Hentschel confirmed that the commissioner arrested was Vice Chair Brad Jewett. He says Jewett was taken into custody and then released on bond. He had no further details.

The operation included the Traverse City Police Department, Homeland Security, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


No charges have been filed, and the investigation continues.

We will update you as we learn more details.

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