On 7/11/2020 at 10:22 p.m., The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office served two valid arrest warrants on Earnest Charles Jones JR, age 27 of Magnolia, MS on the charges of two counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree, a class C Felony. The charges stem from an investigation that was launched by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2020. Jones JR was arrested in the 3600 block of 350th Avenue and transported to the Palo Alto County Jail. Jones JR was held on $25,000 cash only bond per warrant while he awaits his initial appearance before a magistrate judge.
During the arrest, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Emmetsburg Police Department.
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