Sexual assault suspect held on $50,000 cash bond
A 65-year old Merrill man remains in the custody of the Lincoln County Jail as a suspect in an ongoing child sexual assault investigation.
According to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office Wednesday morning, 65-year old Mark Welch of Merrill is currently being held in the Lincoln County Jail in connection with an ongoing sexual assault of a child investigation. Welch appeared in Lincoln County Court on Tuesday February 6th and a judge ordered him held on a $50,000 cash bond.
Welch is scheduled to appear again in Lincoln County Court on Monday February 12th to be formally charged.