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November 23, 2021

Jones County man arrested on molestation charges

Therese Apel

Jerry Tolbert

A Jones County man has been arrested on child molestation charges.

According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Jerry Tolbert, 70, was arrested on one count of molesting – touching a child for lustful purposes after a family member brought forward accusations that he had touched a teenage female inappropriately.

Tolbert is currently being held at the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

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