Senatobia Man Arrested for Sexual Battery of Vulnerable Person
A Senatobia man is facing a charge of sexual battery of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Roy Wallace Thomas, age 69, of Senatobia, was arrested Friday (August 16) by Investigators Joe Sanderson and Norman Young with the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Tate County Sheriff’s Department. Thomas is charged with one count of sexual battery of a vulnerable person. The victim in this case was 21 years old.
Thomas is charged with willfully, unlawfully and feloniously engaging in sexual penetration as defined in section 97-3-97, of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, with a vulnerable person, as defined in section 43-47-5, contrary to and in violation of Section 43-47-18 (1)(b) of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended.”
Thomas was booked into Tate County Jail and Justice Court Judge Robert L. Taylor set bond at $5,000.
If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum of 30 years in jail and $10,000 in fines. As with all cases, the defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.