Starkville man charged with sexual battery

Howell (submitted)

A Starkville man was arrested on a sexual battery charge stemming from a Thursday night incident.

The Starkville Police Department charged 53-year-old Vernon D. Howell with sexual battery on Friday. Further details of the incident have not been made public at this time.

Howell was transported to the Oktibbeha County Jail with bond set at $5,000.

Howell's next court date in Starkville Municipal Court is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18. at 6:00 p.m.