Alma Man Jailed On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault At Walmart
A 28-year-old Alma man was arrested Dec. 22 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a girl in the Van Buren Walmart, according to a news release from the Van Buren Police Department.
Jonathan Brian Patterson was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center and faces a felony charge of second-degree sexual assault. He was booked after a girl under the age of 15 reported on Dec. 20 that an unknown man touched her inappropriately in the store, the release states.
The Van Buren Police Department, working with Walmart security officials, obtained photographs of the suspect and his vehicle. The suspect was identified with the assistance of Alma police, who arrested him at his home, the release states.