Man nabbed for molestation at casino
A Walnut Grove man has been arrested and charged with molesting a vulnerable adult after an incident at the Pearl River Resort over the weekend.
The man, Michael A. Talbert, 38, of 488 Allen Lane, Walnut Grove, was arrested and charged with molesting a vulnerable adult, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the authorities said.
Talbert remains in custody a $50,000 bond. Sheriff Eric Clark said the Mississippi Department of Corrections has a hold on Talbert and that he also faces pending unrelated charges with the Leak County Sheriff’s Department.
Clark said deputies were called to Silver Star Casino at 3 a.m. on Satruday, June 25, on a report of a molestation of a vulnerable adult.
Casino security had made contact with with Talbert and the victim in one of the casino stairwells. He said Talbert lured the victim to the stairwell after he was unable to gain access to the room he was staying in with a friend.
Clark said Talbert became unruly when the deputies tried to take him into custody.
“He gave my deputies a pretty good tussle,” Clark said. “He was hard to handle.”