Vancleave man charged with sexual battery

A Vancleave man is in the Jackson County jail today, charged with one count of sexual battery, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

The 46-year-old was arrested Friday at his home in northwest Jackson County. The sheriff said the suspect is accused of having sex with a woman without her consent.

The Sun Herald does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless they have been charged with more than one felony crime.

The suspect was taken to the Jackson County jail, where he was being held Monday pending a bond hearing.