Powell to prosecute molestation case of Panhandle millionaire

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Updated: 11/30/2012 4:34 am
Amarillo millionaire, Stanley Marsh III, is free on $300,000 bond after being charged with 11 counts of molesting children.

Marsh, known for his 1970's Cadillac Ranch Art Display in the Panhandle, surrendered to authorities Wednesday.

Lubbock District Attorney Matt Powell will serve as special prosecutor in the case after Potter County DA Randall Sims recused himself.

"When you're active in the community and things like that and you've been around as long as he has, or as long as i have, you're going to run into cases that you'll have conflicts on," Powell said. "You may know a witness or you may know some circumstances involved in it. And I think that's what the situation here was. He didn't go specifically into why he had a conflict. But he just told me he had a conflict."

Marsh is accused of molesting one 15-year-old and one 16-year-old boy in 2010. Marsh's lawyers have denied the allegations.

Powell said the case is still under investigation and will likely be presented to a Potter County grand jury before the middle of January. 
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