Mt. Vernon man arrested on charges including sex assault of a child

Garrett McElveen (Source: JCSO)
Garrett McElveen
(Source: JCSO)

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail, following his arrest Monday night on multiple charges including sexual assault of a child.

Garrett McElveen was arrested Monday after he was interviewed by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and Mt. Vernon Police detectives regarding a call on Liberty Road in Mt. Vernon.

Following the interview, McElveen was arrested and charged with alleged predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment, and possession of hypodermic needles.

McElveen remains in jail awaiting the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.