Purvis man charged with sexual battery of a 9-year-old

Purvis man charged with sexual battery of a 9-year-old

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A Purvis man is behind bars after he was charged with sexual battery.

According to Chief Joey Walker, 47-year-old Jimmy Carter was arrested and charged on Monday.

Authorities said they were contacted after a nine-year-old victim reported the incident to family members.

Carter made his initial appearance on Tuesday and had his bond set at $250,000.