July 5, 2023

Man Arrested For Sexual Battery After Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Contact With Juvenile

Morgan Howard

According to the Tupelo Police Department, on May 5, officers responded to Central Avenue in reference to a report of inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile.
After further investigation, 26-year-old Javarus Shackelford was taken into custody by the police department and charged with three counts of Sexual Battery by a Person in a Position of Authority.
On July 2, Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen ordered Shackelford to be held without bond. These charges will be presented to the Lee County Grand Jury.

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