Man arrested by Dougherty County school police

Police impounded Kellam's white van

A man is arrested after Dougherty County school police investigate his actions.

It started last week, after two boys were walking home from Northside Elementary school. The boys said a white male approached them in a van and asked them to come over to the van and look at pictures, the boys ran off. A parent witnessed the incident. The parent and the boys told the principal. Today, school police say they saw Kenneth Joseph Kellam in the rear parking lot of Palmyra Medical Center trying to talk to the boys. They then took Kellam in for questioning and impounded his van. Kellam is a convicted sex offender who has lived in Tifton and Florida. He was arrested and is charged with two counts of criminal attempt to entice a child for indecent purposes, two counts attempted child molestation and one count failure to register as a sex offender. The GBI will assist school police in executing a search warrant of the van tomorrow.

Kellam is being held in the Dougherty County jail.