On Saturday, March 26, 2021, Detective Allen Deel with the Indiana State Police Bloomington District Field Investigations, executed an arrest warrant for a Missouri resident who has been visiting family in Lawrence County on the charges of Child Molesting.

The investigation by Detective Deel began in February 2021, when he was made aware of allegations made by a 13-year-old victim. The investigation led to Detective Deel submitting a probable cause affidavit to Lawrence County Superior Court I on Saturday morning. The Honorable Judge John Plummer found probable cause to issue an arrest warrant for Gary E. Jones, 70 years old, who was arrested and transported to the Lawrence County Jail on the following charge,

  • One Count of Child Molesting, Level 1 Felony

Detective Deel was assisted by Trooper Ben Burris and representatives from the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and the Indiana Department of Child Services.