Collins Army recruiter charged with sexual battery

A Collins Army recruiter remains behind bars tonight in an undisclosed location on charges of sexual battery involving one of his female recruits.

Authorities say 36-year-old Darrell Shoemake was arrested April 18 on charges of sexual battery involving a 17-year-old Covington County girl who had signed her military commitment papers and was about to leave for training.

Authorities say the charges stemmed from an alleged february encounter and may have continued for two months. Shoemake has been denied bond and is awaiting grand jury action.