Neglect of Vulnerable Adult

The Sheriff’s Office yesterday charged a man with Knowing and Willful Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult. 43-year-old James Benjamin “Jimmy” Heard of West Griffith Street, Woodruff was also charged with Unlawful Dissemination, Procurement or Promotion of Obscenity. He is accused of providing alcoholic beverages to a vulnerable adult on December 31st, 2019, knowing that the victim is on medication that strictly prohibits the use of alcohol. Use of alcohol while on this medication reportedly can cause liver damage among serious side effects. Since then, on February 10th, Mr. Heard is accused of disseminating obscene photos, displaying nudity on a victim’s phone. James Benjamin Heard remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning awaiting a bond hearing.