Trial Begins for Man Arrested in Arizona for Alleged Sexual Assault of Minor in Grand Traverse Co.

On Tuesday, the trial began for a man accused of sexually assaulting a child in northern Michigan — then taking off to Arizona.

Jeremiah Jergins of Tennessee is charged with assaulting the child several times in Grand Traverse County.

State police arrested him in Arizona in September and brought him back to Michigan.

Tuesday was day one of his three-day trial.