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West Frankfort man held on molestation charges

Benton News staff report
updated: 6/2/2018 4:47 PM

A rural West Frankfort man was in the Franklin County Jail on Thursday, awaiting extradition to Missouri on six counts of child molestation, according to a news release from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies took 51-year-old Ronald Gene Newbold Jr. into custody without incident, the release said.

Newbold was wanted in St. Charles, Missouri on a warrant, charging six counts of molestation of a child or children under 14.

His bond was set at $150,000, cash only.

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