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EXCLUSIVE: Missing woman's lover denies involvement

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

NOTE: THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

By TODD PORTER

GATEHOUSE OHIO GROUP

PLAIN TWP.  The praying hands on Bobby Cutts’ left biceps are his source of

strength. Below the tattoo, etched onto his skin, is Psalms 23:4.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no

evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Down that arm on his left hand is Cutts’ wedding band.

Bobby Cutts Jr., the former Walsh University football player, isn’t living the life as he knows it. Cutts’ girlfriend Jessie M. Davis, who is nearly nine months pregnant, went missing Thursday.

Police have called Cutts an “associate” but not a suspect.

Did Cutts, the Canton police officer, have anything to do with Davis’

disappearance?

“No, I did not,” Cutts said.

Cutts looked tired, sullen and depressed. He openly wept during an exclusive

interview with The Repository from his home.

“They continue to say I am not (a suspect), but, I mean, I would be dumb and

naive to think they weren’t treating me as a suspect just (based) on the

different things I’ve had to go through the last couple of days,” Cutts

said. “They have not told me I have been cleared. Like they’ve said to the

media, me nor my wife are suspects, but I don’t feel like we’ve been treated

as that’s 100 percent true.”

Cutts is separated from his wife, Kelly. He said they have not filed for

divorce, and his wife “knew things were going on” with Davis.

During the hourlong interview, family and friends came and went. They always

brought another card from TV reporters looking for an interview with Cutts.

He has, so far, declined them all.

A friend called to asked if he wanted a “Happy Meal” to put a smile on his

face. Cutts took one bite of a french fry and threw it back in the bag.

He has no appetite. He said he hasn’t slept for more than “30 seconds at a

time.”

“The last five days have been a nightmare. It won’t end,” said Cutts, who

said he last spoke with Davis at 8 p.m. last Wednesday. “Every second of it

seems like it’s going to change, and it goes back to being the same, or it

gets worse. ... Anybody who knows me knows I’m (normally) joking around and

laughing. I try to have fun and make everyone else laugh. It’s just been

hell.”

Meanwhile, the search for Davis continues. Cutts stays holed up in his home,

a prisoner of the TV cameras that are outside.

Where is his girlfriend, the presumed mother of his daughter?

“Hopefully, she’ll be found alive,” Cutts said.