February 10, 2016

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Hospital paramedic arrested for sexual battery

Bryan Englebert, 36, of Walnut, has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

The Attorney General’s office said he was working as a paramedic serving Lafayette County’s hospital. Baptist Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford serves Lafayette County.

Englebert was arrested Monday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant obtained from the Lowndes County Justice Court. Englebert is charged with one count of sexual battery of a vulnerable person.

The defendant was booked into the Lowndes County Jail. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 30 years in jail and $10,000 in fines.  As with all cases, the defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by Joe Sanderson and Barrick Fortune and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Mark McClinton and Katie Moulds of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.