Search warrant seeks new evidence in Greg Kelley case

Greg Kelley's June 2017 mugshot in the Williamson County Jail. (Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
Greg Kelley's June 2017 mugshot in the Williamson County Jail. (Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The latest development in the case involving Greg Kelley centers around a cell phone passcode belonging to a different man.

Johnathan McCarty is the focus of a new investigation into the Kelley case– which involves the sexual assault of a four-year-old boy at a home daycare.

A search warrant has been issued for McCarty’s cell phone but investigators say they need his passcode to access the phone. Kelley’s attorney, Keith Hampton, tells KXAN McCarty, who has not been charged in connection with the case, was ordered to reveal the passcode but has refused.

Kelley, 22, has been in state prison for almost three years after his 2014 conviction for molesting a 4-year–old boy at a home day care. He was transported back to Williamson County to await the Aug. 3 hearing after new evidence being presented by his attorney suggests someone else might have committed the crime.

Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick reopened the case after saying he received “credible evidence” from Kelley’s defense. Court documents filed by Kelley’s defense team claim another teen was responsible for the crime. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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