Jackson County father and son facing multiple charges

MARIANNA, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Jackson County father and son are behind bars facing multiple charges.

The son is charged with child porn, his father with being a fugitive from justice.

The investigation began in Indianapolis where authorities got information Joseph Artis, 31, was sending and receiving child pornography through electronic devices.

Since he lives in Marianna, the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

After a five-month investigation, authorities executed a search warrant on Artis' home Tuesday.

Among the items found was a .45 caliber handgun investigators say was bought by Artis for his father, Joe Jones, 49, who is a convicted felon.

Investigators also discovered Jones had an active warrant out of New York City for grand theft.