JCSO Makes Sexual Assault Arrest

(MT. VERNON, IL) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 42 year old Texico man Saturday after receiving a report from someone saying they had been held against their will and sexually assaulted overnight. The Sheriff’s Office received the initial report Saturday morning, and after a day long investigation and the execution of a search warrant, Deputies were able to locate off Ronnie R. Starr just before midnight. Starr was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center where he remains incarcerated on a $100,000 bond. Starr is charged with Aggravated domestic battery, Aggravated criminal sexual assault, and unlawful restraint. Starr is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.