In Jackson County, an alderman from Murphysboro has been formally charged with sexual assault and kidnapping.
46-year-old Ronald Nolan appeared in court yesterday for the first time on the felony charges. The Jackson County State’s Attorney says Nolan was arrested Thursday but no details about the arrest have been released. The victim was not underaged.
Nolan did not enter a plea in court yesterday, but he did ask to have his $250,000 bond reduced. That request was denied.
Nolan’s next court date is October 8th. He took over as Alderman for Ward 1 in Murphysboro on May 1st.