Current Weather

Currently on MIX 106.5

Dancing Queen


Bottoms Up
Brantley Gilbert

Sylacauga man behind bars after allegedly attempting to meet 13-year-old boy for sex


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – A Sylacauga man was arrested and charged after allegedly attempting to meet a 13-year-old boy for sex in Munford on Feb. 24.

Jonathan Hess, 35, was apprehended by deputies before he was able to meet the child. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a family member of the child’s interactions with Hess via social media, according to Talladega County Chief Deputy Josh Tubbs.

Hess is currently being held with a $100,000 bond. He faces multiple charges inclduing; Enticement of a Child for Immoral Purposes, Traveling to Meet a Child for a Sex Act, Electronic Solicitation of a Child, possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Our investigators started working the case early, and found that he was trying to meet the victim,” said Tubbs. “Fortunately, we had the deputies in place before he was ever able to make contact.”

Click here to e-mail the reporter.© 2016-2023, City Media LLC/RadioAlabama. All Rights Reserved. RadioAlabama’s network -- MIX 106.5 (& 98.3 HD2), WSGN, KiX 100.3 (& 1290 AM), 105.1 WRFS, KiX 96.3 (& 1050 AM), RadioAlabama Sports, and RA Digital -- along with reports local news around the clock and will keep you up-to-date during breaking news and weather. For real-time alerts from, text NEWS to 59925. Standard text message rates may apply. By signing up, you agree to receive ongoing text message alerts from RadioAlabama. Consent not required for purchase. Up to eight messages per month. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for help. Message & Data rates may apply. Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy @