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Hattiesburg man charged with abusing vulnerable person

Stacy Ford, 37, was arrested and charged with one count of felony abuse of a vulnerable person. Photo Source Forrest County Sheriff's Department Stacy Ford, 37, was arrested and charged with one count of felony abuse of a vulnerable person. Photo Source Forrest County Sheriff's Department
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

An investigation into abuse allegations in a Forrest County home for the mentally challenged has landed one man behind bars. 

Stacey Ford, 37, of  Hattiesburg was arrested Thursday and charged with one felony county of abuse of a vulnerable person. 

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said an investigation through his office and the Forrest County Sheriff's Department revealed that Ford was physically abusing a resident while working as a direct care worker. 

Ford was booked into the Forrest County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. 

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