Hopson Pleads to Misdemeanor Charges

A Meridian man pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor exploitation of a vulnerable adult, according to Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

41-year-old Donald Hopson, of 2912 25th Street, pleaded guilty to in Lauderdale County Justice Court. Officials say Hopson was a direct care worker who charged with ordering unauthorized pay per view services on two of the residents' personal televisions.

“It’s unfortunate, but you can’t always trust those you should be able to,” said Hood.

Hopson was sentenced to 30 days, suspended, with 1 year probation to be served concurrently. He must also pay a $250 fine per count and restitution to the victims. He was given until September 16, 2010, to make the payment in full.


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  • by FightThePower on Mar 20, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    Are you people serious? No matter how serious or not so serious you may think this crime is, this guy (DONALD) was in the public eye working in a HEALTH related field involving not only elderly but people who may not be able to defend themselves. ANY healthcare worker, no matter the job title, should treat their position with the UPMOST respect and dignity. DONALD did not hold up to these standards and THAT is why his PICTURE is all over the news. His stupidity and lack of RESPECT caused him to be "outted" as such. No one did this but the DONALD himself....So dont turn your nose up at the people at WTOK or anyone else because when you talk about taking advantage of vulnerable people ESPECIALLY when you are in a position of providing care, you ARE talking about news that is not only serious but indeed, newsworthy!......ALL RISE
  • by meridian on Mar 19, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    this is stupid..not newsworthy...get with it WTOK!
  • by hello on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:57 AM
    who gives a ____? there aint nothing else out there 2 talk about but this man. i just cant beleive this.
  • by hello on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    r u kiding me u out a man out there like that for that little bull crap. I wonder what u would do to me if i said a curse word, i would probaly get the death penalty.grow up and put some real news on like where r the jobs at.
  • by JOANN Location: MERIDIAN on Mar 18, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    I THINK THIS WAS A CRUEL THING TO DO TO DONALD HIS PICTURE SHOULD NOT HAE BEEN POSTED ON T.V. LIKE IT WAS FOR A MISDEMEANOR ITS VERY HURTFUL TO DONALD AND TO EVERY ONE THAT LOVES HIM
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 at 07:21 AM
    I agree, just 30 days huh? I do not think this person should be trusted with this type work. At least we see his face and know who he is so that we can stay clear of him.
  • by TLF Location: Mobile, AL on Mar 18, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    WTOK should be ashamed slandering Donald's name all over the news room for a Misdemeanor totaling 250.00. You need to put Drug Dealers, Rapist, Murders, etc. on the news instead of a Misdemeanor that could have been falsely accused.
  • by Anonymous Location: Meridian on Mar 18, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    I can't believe Donald would stoop so low. He use to be the model citizen and now I just can't believe he would take advantage of a vulnerable person. How could you Donald. I use to have to utmost respect for you. Understand that this man use to be the ultimate role model and for him, this is big. Shame on you Donald.
  • by WORRIED Location: FARAWAY on Mar 18, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    WOW.....THATS ALL HE GETS??MAN YOU GOTTA BE JOKING..
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    U GUYS DID PRINT THE REAL DEAL.
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