Jackson resident arrested for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney general's office

Jackson, MS—A Jackson resident has been arrested on a multi-count indictment for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Gregory Wayne Colburn, 53, was arrested by officers with the United States Marshal's Service, Fugitive Task Force, at his residence in Jackson on Monday following a three count indictment in Rankin County for felony exploitation of a vulnerable person.  Colburn is accused of exploiting over $150,000.00 from a non-family member.

Colburn was booked into the Rankin County jail.  No court dates have yet been set.

If found guilty, Colburn faces up to 30 years in prison.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being investigated by the Russell Frazier and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division/Vulnerable Adult Unit.