Jones County man charged with sexual battery - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Jones County man charged with sexual battery

Joe Sullivan, 34, makes his way to his first appearance in Jones Co. Justice Court Wednesday. Photo credit WDAM. Joe Sullivan, 34, makes his way to his first appearance in Jones Co. Justice Court Wednesday. Photo credit WDAM.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County man has been charged with sexual battery. 

On Sunday deputies were dispatched to a residence on Davenport Road in Northeast Jones County where a juvenile female reported being touched inappropriately by Joe Sullivan, 34, according to investigators.

The victim said she was fearful of, and intimidated by Sullivan. 

Sullivan also admitted to acting inappropriately, according to deputies.

Sullivan was taken into custody and charged with sexual battery. 

He made his initial appearance in court Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and had his bond set at $20,000.

If convicted, he could receive up to 30 years in prison.

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • breaking

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert issued for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:25:37 GMT
    William Holley, III.....Source: MBIWilliam Holley, III.....Source: MBI

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

    More >>

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

    More >>
  • Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 04:27:55 GMT
    A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

    More >>

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

    More >>
  • Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Players of the Pine Belt: Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

Powered by Frankly