Jackson man accused of stealing from father

Robert Earl Trunnell, Jr. (Source: Mississippi Attorney General's Office/State of Mississippi)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - Robert Earl Trunnell, Jr., 41, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on felony charges for allegedly taking nearly $11,000 from his father’s accounts, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

The AG says Trunnell was entrusted with the care of his father. The indictment alleges he stole the money in multiple ways over a 9-month period, including checks, cash, withdrawals, and card transactions. The total amount was $10,854.66, according to the indictment.

Trunnell is charged with one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult and two counts of embezzlement. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

The case was investigated by Anita Ray and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brad Oberhousen, both with the AG’s Public Integrity Division.