Vicksburg man accused in sex abuse case

Published 9:34 pm Tuesday, December 26, 2023

A Vicksburg man is being held without bond in the Warren County Jail charged with three counts of sexual battery of a child under the age of 14.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Malcolm Ward, 31, surrendered to investigator Lt. Stacy Rollinson on Dec. 20. Justice Court Judge Randy Lewis declined to set bond for Ward at an initial appearance in Justice Court.

Pace said the arrest is the result of an investigation that identified Ward as a suspect. Investigator Erich Jerschied is the lead investigator in the case.

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Pace declined to give further details because the investigation is ongoing.

 

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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