MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the attorney general's office
A caregiver in Marion County has been arrested for exploitation of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney Jim Hood today.
Thurman Kerry Lucas, 38, of Foxworth was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Department following an indictment from the Marion County Grand Jury on one count exploitation of a vulnerable person. The indictment alleges that Lucas, while acting as a caregiver, used over $20,000 of the victim's money for his own personal needs.
Lucas was booked into the Marion County Jail under a $20,000 bond. If convicted he faces up to 10 years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case is being investigated by Shannon Spence and prosecuted by Marvin Sanders with the Vulnerable Adults Unit of the Public Integrity Division.