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Man arraigned in cemetery crime case

Published 12:22pm Thursday, December 20, 2012

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.

 

  • Anonymous

    Is there no limit to how far some people will stoop?

  • datruthhurts

    It shouldn’t have taken no time. He did the same thing to me a couple years ago when I purchased a headstone for my mother. I wrote him a check at 3:00p.m. and by 3:10p.m. he was at the bank. The only way i received the headstone, I went to file charges on him, and surprisingly the next day it was setup. Word of advice never trust the man AGAIN…..

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    This is so shameful with people that already lost a love one and I hope he gets the Max in jail and fines!!

  • waterdog304

    He did the same thing to me in 1994 when my mother died ,I went to his dad and i ended up with a half stone ,nothing like I paid for.

  • concerned citizen

    From now on go to legendary monument company for your monumental needs. Their prices are low and the service and their service and quality are impeccable.