The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the apprehension of a suspect in a sexual battery of a child under 12 years old.
WCSO was alerted to the incident by the victim’s family and while officers were in route, the suspect fled the home into the surrounding woods. The suspect was apprehended the evening of Saturday, March 19th in Walton County by investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshall Felony Fugitive Task Force.
Alonsa Mareno-Mejia a.k.a. Jose Garcia Gomez, 33 year old Hispanic male
• 2 Counts Lewd and Lascivious (Victim Under 12 years of age)
Gomez is currently being held at the Washington County Jail on a $150,000 bond. He is facing additional charges in Holmes County and with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.)