Dwight Gibson, 45, of Natchez, was arraigned in Adams County Circuit Court Tuesday on five counts of false pretense involving five separate victims and cemetery purchases of approximately $6,500.
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.
Gibson was booked into the Adams County Detention Center where he is currently out on a $100,000 bond. His case has been set for the March 2013 Adams County Trial Term. If convicted, he faces up to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each offense. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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.