Kirksville man faces multiple charges involving underage boys

Tracey Lee Potter, 54, of Kirksville

UPDATE: July 14, 2014- On June 30, 2014, the day a preliminary hearing was scheduled to determine if the state had enough evidence to support the charges against Tracey Potter, the prosecutor filed additional paperwork dropping the two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and attempted statutory rape in the second degree as well as the one count of forcible sodomy. Also dropped were the two misdemeanor charges of supplying intoxicating liquor to a minor.


A northeast Missouri man is facing eight charges involving two underage boys.

The Adair County Prosecutor's Office says Tracey Lee Potter, 54, of Kirksville, is charged with burglary, forcible sodomy, two counts of attempted statutory rape, two counts of supplying liquor to a minor and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutor Matt Wilson told KTVO that the alleged victims, ages 15 and 16, somehow came across Potter on June 3 and helped him commit a burglary on North New Street in Kirksville.

The boys helped Potter load up the allegedly stolen property.

Wilson says in exchange for their help, Potter took the boys to his residence and provided them with methamphetamine, marijuana and alcohol.

After that is when the alleged sex-related crimes took place.

Right now, Potter is being held in the Adair County jail with bond set at $150,000 cash-only.