Jackson County

Pascagoula man pleads guilty to exploitation of vulnerable adult

A Pascagoula man has pleaded guilty to felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Attorney General Jim Hood said today that Jeffery L. Spooner, 48, of Moreland Street, pleaded guilty to the charge Monday just as his trial was about to begin.

Circuit Court Judge Dale Harkey accepted the guilty plea, but delayed the sentencing.

The Sun Herald updates this story in Thursday's edition.