Convicted Sex Offender Behind Bars Again

WALTON COUNTY - A previously convicted sexual offender is back behind bars for another case of sexual battery, this time the victim was a girl no older than 15.

37 year old Johnathan Michael Saylor was arrested Friday when a woman reported that he struck her in the face with his fist in the car home. Once the two reached their destination, Saylor refused to let the victim out of his vehicle and began choking her.

Officials say after putting a box cutter knife to her throat, he also raped her. The victim escaped and reported Saylor.

Police arrested him at his residence after he tried to run away. Saylor is now in the Walton County jail facing multiple charges including lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim between 12 and 15 years of age, false imprisonment, and resisting arrest.