Mt. Vernon man faces charges of aggravated domestic battery, child porn

Zachary E. Terry (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Zachary E. Terry (Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

MT. VERNON, Ill. (KBSI) – A Mt. Vernon man faces an aggravated domestic battery charge and possession/reproduction of child pornography charges after the Mt. Vernon Police Department investigated a domestic violence complaint.

Police responded to 208 S. 2nd Street on the afternoon of May 5. The initial investigation determined the crime took place earlier the same day at 606 Jordan Ave in Mt. Vernon, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Mt. Vernon police officers arrested 26-year-old Zachary E. Terry of Mt. Vernon an aggravated domestic battery. This charge led to a petition to revoke his probation on a previous unlawful possession of methamphetamine conviction on May 12. His bond was set at $25,000 on those two charges.

Police say Terry’s arrest led to other evidence recovered involving the possible possession of child pornography.

MVPD officers requested the assistance of JCSO Detectives assigned to the Department of Homeland Security Cybercrimes Task Force. Evidence was collected and forensically examined.

On May 18, while still in custody at the Jefferson County Jail on the aggravated domestic battery charge, Terry was also charged with possession/reproduction of child pornography, victim under 13.

His bond in this case is to be set by a judge.

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