July 6, 2023

Panola County Man Arrested, Charged After Several Children Found Severely Assaulted

Morgan Howard

Source: Panola County SO

On Monday, July 3rd, deputies were called to Main Street in Pope, Mississippi where they found several children who had been severely assaulted.

After investigating, Panola County deputies identified 22-year-old Dalton Melton as the perpetrator of the crime.

Deputies learned that Melton fled the scene and was in a vehicle, trying to leave the area. They found him and did a traffic stop.

Melton was arrested and charged with two counts of Felony Child Abuse and one count of Domestic Violence-Aggravated Assault.

He is in the Panola County Detention Center pending court process.

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