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Man arraigned in cemetery crime case

JACKSON — A Natchez resident arrested for false pretense involving several alleged victims and their cemetery purchases was arraigned Tuesday.

Dwight Gibson, 45, appeared in Adams County Circuit Court.

He faces five counts of false pretense involving five separate victims and cemetery purchases of approximately $6,500, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jim Hood said.

Gibson’s case has been set for the March Adams County trial term.

Gibson was indicted on the charges and is alleged to have contracted, under various monument business names, to make and install grave headstones, but then allegedly failed to deliver.

His business is Clear Creek Monuments.

Gibson is currently out of prison on a $100,000 bond.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each offense.

The case was investigated by Roger Cribb of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker.