April 18, 2024

George County Authorities Arrest Man For Sexual Battery Of Minor Children

Morgan Howard

Source: George County SO
Source: George County SO

On March 22, the George County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to allegations of sexual abuse involving minor children. After an extensive investigation led by the George County Criminal Investigations Division, 19-year-old Dylon Erkhart, of Lucedale, was identified as a suspect in the case.

Erkhart was taken into custody on April 15, and charged with two counts of Sexual Battery. He was subsequently booked into the George County Regional Correctional Facility.

During an initial appearance before a George County Justice Court Judge, Erkhart was granted a $50,000 commercial bond for one count of Sexual Battery and a $75,000 commercial bond for the second count.

It is important to note that all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this case or any other criminal activity is urged to contact the George County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division at 601.947.4811.

Anonymous tips can also be provided to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers by calling 877.787.5898 or by visiting mscoastcrimestoppers.com. Additionally, tips can be submitted through the George County Sheriff’s Office website at www.GeorgeCountyMSSheriff.com

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