BONIFAY – A Vernon man was arrested at a Bonifay park for masturbating in front of children.

Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded to Wayside park on August 18, in reference to a man masturbating in front of children.

A description of the male subject and his vehicle was given, however the deputy was unable to locate the suspect at the time and the case was assigned to an investigator.

Investigators identified Jeffrey L. Stephenson and a warrant was obtained.

Stephenson was located at an apartment in Bonifay where he was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. Stephenson admitted to the act.