Walhalla PD Arrests Local Man on Drug and Molestation Charges

On Thursday, December 10, Walhalla Police responded to the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred and the suspect had fled the scene. During the course of the investigation officers were able to obtain information and evidence that lead to the issuance of arrest warrants for Michael Kenneth Cox of Walhalla.

Cox was found and arrested in the early morning of Saturday, December 11 and charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor under 11 years of age – 1st degree and Incest.

A search warrant was executed by Walhalla PD and officers located 4 Marijuana Plants growing in a grow tent. Cox was additionally charged with Manufacturing Marijuana.

He was transported to the Oconee County Detention Center where he is held pending a bond from Circuit Court Judge on charges listed.

This investigation is still active and pending more charges.