IZARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SHERIFF JACK YANCEY PRESS RELEASE March 15, 2021
On March 3, 2021 Izard County Deputies took a report from three juvenile males who stated Brandon Gilbert, age 40 of Oxford, had contacted them via social media and cell phone texts, where Gilbert offered alcoholic beverages and solicited sexual acts from the juveniles.
After contacting juveniles' parents and subsequently gaining consent from parents to use juvenile victims' phones, Investigator Webb spoke via cell phone with Brandon Gilbert, who was continually calling the juvenile's phone attempting to re-gain contact with them. During phone conversation, Gilbert provided a location to meet, continued to offer alcoholic beverages, and continued to solicit sexual acts after being informed no less than twice by Investigator Webb, who was acting as juvenile, that he was 14 years old. After receiving suspect location, deputies drove to the location where Gilbert wanted to meet and found him waiting.
Gilbert was arrested and charged in the Izard County Circuit Court with sexual indecency with a minor, a class "d" felony. His bond was set at $10,000 professional.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Photo of Gilbert provided