CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – In May 2022, a woman contacted the Michigan State Police (MSP) Post in Gaylord and alleged she had been sexually assaulted when she was between the ages of eight and sixteen years old, according to an MSP statement. The assaults began in 2006.
The alleged perpetrator, Jessie James Wisdom formerly of Boyne City, was incarcerated in Mississippi and eligible for parole in October 2022. A lengthy investigation followed, and troopers were able to determine the venues of the assaults.
Wisdom was interviewed while incarcerated in Mississippi. He denied the allegations. A report was turned over to the Charlevoix County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued on Sept/ 13, 2022. Wisdom was denied parole in 2022.
The MSP 7th District Fugitive Team traveled to Mississippi and took custody of now 41-year-old Wisdom after being released from prison in Mississippi. He was brought back
to Michigan and lodged in the Charlevoix County Jail on Dec. 20, 2023.
Wisdom was arraigned on December 29, 2023, in the 90th District Court in Charlevoix County on two counts Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree (Victim Under 13), and one count Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree Relationship.
He is being held on a $200,000 bond. His next scheduled court appearance
is on Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m.