A North Vernon man was arrested after the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department began investigating possible child molesting and incest.
Lt. Mike Mowery says that the alleged victim is under the age of fourteen. He says that the investigation began after the department
received a report of the alleged incidents Sunday night. Mowry says that after an extensive investigation by Sgt. Allen Ritchie and Det. Sgt. Jeff Jones, search warrants were obtained for 44-year-old Jeffrey S. Newton. Authorities say that the warrants were executed at 4:39 p.m. on Monday, resulting in Newton’s arrest.
Mowery says that Newton was booked into the Jennings County Jail on preliminary charges of Child Molestation (Level 1 Felony) and Incest (Level 4 Felony). He adds that Newton is being held without Bond pending an initial hearing.