Jones Co. man accused of sexual battery

JONES COUNTY, Miss (WHLT) – A Jones County man is facing a sexual battery charge.

According to investigators with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to South Central Regional Medical Center in February for a sexual assault complaint on a minor.

A young child confided in their grandmother that a close family member inappropriately touched her.

Through investigation it was determined that Randy Pruitt, 57, of Laurel was the possible suspect.

Pruitt was arrested Sunday, March 20 and charged with one count of sexual assault.

Pruitt’s bond was set at $25,000 cash.

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



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