MPD: Suspect Steals Home From Elderly Man

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A 40-year-old man has been arrested after police say he kicked and punched a 65-year-old man, and stole his home and some of his property. 

Jason Leahr was charged with Elderly Abuse 1st, Financial Exploitation of Elderly 1st, and Possession of Marijuana 2nd after the victim reported him to police on January 4th. 

The victim told police he was physically abused by Leahr, who had moved into the victim’s home to help take care of him.  The victim told police he was kicked and punched on several occasions by Leahr. 

After an investigation with the Alabama Department of Human Resources, police learned Leahr obtained power of attorney over the victim, and transferred the home and some of the victim’s property into his name.  

Attorneys with DHR are working to reverse those actions. 

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