Missouri man arrested for child molestation Lawrence County

BEDFORD – On Saturday, March 26th, Indiana State Police Detective Allen Deel with the Indiana State Police Bloomington District Field Investigations, executed an arrest warrant for a Missouri resident who has been visiting family in Lawrence County on the charges of child molestation.

Gary Jones

The investigation by Detective Deel began in February 2021, when he was made aware of allegations made by a 13-year-old victim. The investigation led to Detective Deel submitting a probable cause affidavit to Lawrence County Superior Court I on Saturday morning. Lawrence County Superior Court I Judge John Plummer found probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for 70-year-old Gary E. Jones, who was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail on one felony count of child molestation.

Detective Deel was assisted by Trooper Ben Burris and representatives from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana Department of Child Services.