Kenneth Ray Brooks, of St. James, is facing the charge of statutory sodomy in the first degree, accused of having sexual contact with a youth, who was less than 14 years old, states the probable cause.

Police records show the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant on Jan. 9 charging Brooks with Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a youth less than 14 years old.

During their investigation, on Jan. 8, 2019, law enforcement were told the 56-year-old had put his hands inside of the youth’s pants sometime before Thanksgiving of 2018.

When law enforcement issued Brooks the warrant for his arrest, Brooks had threatened to harm himself. Brooks was taken to a psychiatric unit in Columbia, Mo.

A case review is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11 at the Phelps County Court House, according to court records.

Bond has been set at $200,000.