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Marshall County sheriff: 5 charged in child abuse probe

Damon Sean Bellis, Matthew James Donnelly, Guillermo Antonio Coronado Fleliciano

The sheriff’s office worked with the Marshall County Department of Human Resources and the Marshall County Child Advocacy Center to investigate a number of child abuse cases

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 2:32 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2019 3:06 PM

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says a five-month-long child abuse investigation has lead to five arrests.

The sheriff’s office worked with the Marshall County Department of Human Resources and the Marshall County Child Advocacy Center to investigate a number of child abuse cases, said Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie.

On May 30, investigators arrested:

* Damon Sean Bellis, 52, of Grant. He was charged with possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $150,000.

* Matthew James Donnelly, 34, of Boaz. He was charged with third-degree assault. Bond was set at $6,000.

* Guillermo Antonio Coronado Fleliciano, 24, of Albertville. He was charged with second-degree rape. Bond was set at $30,000.

* Alvie Arthur Gwathney, 77, of Horton. He was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree sexual abuse. Bond was set at $200,000.

* Rocky G. Satterly, 64, of Albertville. He was charged with possession of obscene matter. Bond was set at $15,000.

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