Jones County man accused of sexual battery

Jones County man accused of sexual battery

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man appeared in Jones County Justice Court Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and possession of methamphetamine.

James C. Graham, 31 of Myrick was arrested Sunday at his home by the Jones County Sheriff's Department after the department received a referral packet from the Department of Human Services, according to a JCSD press release.

The DHS packet reported that a teenage girl had been inappropriately touched by a family member.

After the victim had a forensic interview where she identified Graham as the perpetrator, the sheriff's department issued a warrant for his arrest, according to the press release.

During the arrest, deputies searched Graham for weapons, and instead found a bag in his pocket containing methamphetamine.

According to the press release, Graham is charged with one count of sexual battery (felony) and one count possession of methamphetamine (misdemeanor).

A judge set his bond at $100,000 cash.