Two area men are in jail today after being arrested on unrelated charges Thursday.

At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday Johnny Ray Barnes, 25, of Columbus was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department on a warrant issued by the Cherokee County District Court for aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said the arrested was the result of an approximately six-week long investigation by his department. Barnes is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with a minor under the age of 14.

Barnes remains in the Cherokee County Jail on $50,000 bond.

In an separate and unrelated case, Corderro Inatius Lodgson, 23, of Joplin, Mo., was arrested at about 6 p.m. on aggravated burglary charges in Riverton.

Groves said Logsdon was a guest at a home in Riverton when he allegedly stole money and a quantity of prescription drugs from the residents. Because the residents were home at the time of the alleged theft, Logsdon will be charged with aggravated burglary as well as misdemeanor theft charges.

He remains in the Cherokee County Jail on $12,000 bond.