Midland Man Admits to Fondling Young Child

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man is behind bars after he admitted to police that he fondled a young child.

Gary Dale Smyres was arrested on a second degree felony charge of indecency with a minor.

According to the arrest affidavit, another girl told an un-identified woman that Smyres had been sexually abusing the victim for a while.

Officers went out to Smyers house where he admitted to fondling the young girl.

He's being held on a $50,000 bond.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.