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Rodney Lee Jones
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Man Sentenced To Local Jail Term

An Alexander County man received a jail sentence Monday (February 5). 40-year-old Rodney Lee Jones of Taylorsville was sentenced to serve a 60 day local jail term during a session of Alexander County Superior Court on Monday.

Jones was incarcerated in the Alexander County Detention Center for child abuse by sexual act. A charge of first-degree sex offense was dismissed. Jones was arrested on the charges in October, 2021 by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones was convicted in December, 2016 in Alexander County on a count of sexual battery. He served a sentence of 150 days and placed on the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry. He registered with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office for a minimum period of ten years.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]