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Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE
Contact:RELEASE
Captain Kevin Newman
Date: 08/11/2016
Phone: (601) 856-6111

On Wednesday,

2001 Main Street


Madison, MS 39110
Phone (601) 856-6111
Fax (601) 856-2178

August 3, 2016, Investigators with the Madison Police Department


began investigating allegations of inappropriate contact
involving a camp counselor and a 7 year old child at the CC Ranch
located at 154 Christmas Lane in Madison. During the course of
the investigation, investigators determined that the counselor in
question was 17 year old John Edward Ellis, III of Ridgeland,
Mississippi.

Enough information was gathered during the

investigation that an arrest warrant was obtained for John Edward


Ellis, III for the crime of Sexual Battery.

On August 11, 2016,

with the assistance of the Flowood Police Department, Ellis was


arrested and taken into custody.

Ellis received his Initial

Court Appearance today before Madison Municipal Court Judge Dale


Danks where his bond was set at $50,000.

The Madison Police

Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this


ongoing investigation please contact the Madison Police
Department Criminal Investigations Division at 601-856-6111.

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John Edward Ellis, III, Age 17

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