Criminal Sexual Conduct & Threats to DSS Personnel Alleged

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday formally charged a man with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, following his arrest the previous day. 43-year-old David Lee Ross Jr. of 902 Milton Road, Joanna was initially charged Tuesday with Threatening the Life of a Public Official. Sheriff’s Sgt. Bobby Galarza alleges that David Lee Ross Jr. made threats of bodily harm to the staff of the Department of Social Services on Tuesday. An additional warrant served yesterday alleges that Ross engaged in sexual battery by having sex with a juvenile who was between 11 and 14 years old. Ross remained in theJohnsonDetentionCenterearlier today, pending arraignment on the charges.