On 17 May Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home at 1301 Belk Boulevard. Officials stated the deputies went to the nursing home after an arrest warrant was issued for "Acres" manager Richard Landrigran who was placed under arrest, hand-cuffed and transported to the Yoknapatawpha Sheriff's Department.
According to Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Elizabeth Jones Mr. Landrigran who has been the manager at the "Acres" for the past 26 years was charged with fraud. Ms. Jones stated that an increasing number of complaints by the families of the residents led them to investigate allegations of both fraud and neglect. Yoknapatawpha Acres was cited for safety violations and is currently being checked out by the Health Department.
It should be noted that in April this year the body of Jerry Dean Shaw was found near the dumpster behind the "Acres". Shaw's death was originally ruled an accident but upon receipt of the Coroner's autopsy report his death was ruled a homicide. There's an ongoing investigation into the murder.