Sulphur man arrested for 10 counts of exploitation of the infirmed, simple robbery

Sulphur man arrested for 10 counts of exploitation of the infirmed, simple robbery
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POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8:04pm

On September 16, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Joshua C. Gibson, 29, Sulphur, after an investigation revealed he kneed a 67 year old family member and then pushed her to the floor. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to the infirmed. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $100,000.

Detectives continued to investigate the case and learned prior to his arrest, the elderly victim allowed Gibson to move into her home, and he began financially abusing her by harassing, intimidating and manipulating the victim into giving him money.

On October 29, Gibson, who is still incarcerated, was rearrested and charged with 10 counts of simple robbery; and 10 counts of exploitation of the infirmed. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $250,000, bringing his total bond to $350,000.

CPSO Detective Mike Primeaux is the lead investigator on both cases.

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