PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Putnam County man has been indicted after deputies say they found him to be in possession of explicit photographs involving minors across multiple phones.

In March 2022, a woman met with deputies in the lobby of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to report that she potentially found explicit photographs of minors on her boyfriend’s phone, according to authorities. 

A detective at the scene took a report and began an investigation into the allegations.

During the investigation, the detective determined Mark Allen Jones had explicit photos across multiple phones, officials say.

According to the sheriff’s office, several of the images appeared to be underage minors and some were confirmed to be minors. 

Months later, on Jan. 30, a detective reportedly received a True Bill from the Putnam County Criminal Court Grand Jury for Jones. 

Then, on Feb. 1, Jones was arrested and served an indictment for sexual exploitation of a minor, authorities say.

Jones has a bond of $40,000 and is expected to appear in court on March 20.