Jackson County
Sheriff's Office
Brownstown, Indiana
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Man Accused of Molesation

     Johnny R. Jonas


Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Nicholson investigated a report of a family fight on November 26, 2016. During his investigation Nicholson initially determined that Johnny R. Jonas, 30 of rural Seymour had battered his 24 year old wife. Nicholson later determined Jonas was being accused of inappropriate touching of a four year old female and a two year old female that live in the same house.


Officials from Indiana Department of Child Services, Sheriff’s Detective Bob Lucas, and Nicholson participated in interviews that were conducted at a facility specializing in interviewing children.


As a result of the investigation Nicholson arrested Jonas on two counts of Child Molesting, a Level 4 felony, and one count of Domestic Battery, a Level 6 felony.


After reviewing Nicholson’s case, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office filed one additional count of Child Molesting, a Level 4 felony against Jonas.


Jonas is being held without bond at the Jackson County Jail pending his initial hearing.


Also assisting at the scene were Jackson County Reserve Deputies Steve Murphy and Rick Hirtzel.