By MICHAEL TONDER
Special to Atmore News
Garyl Jermaine Gibbs, 47, of Monroeville was recently indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury on four counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sodomy. Gibbs was the minister of A Call to Life Apostolic Church in Monroeville and Atmore.
Gibbs’ legal troubles began in February when he was indicted on one count of first-degree sodomy and two counts of second-degree sodomy. At the time, Monroeville Police Chief Investigator Brian House stated that his office received a report from a neighboring law enforcement agency of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in Monroeville. House said that an investigation was opened and contact was made with the victims.
The case was presented to the grand jury and indictments were issued.
Gibbs was subsequently picked up and booked into the Monroe County Detention Center. He was released after posting bail in the amount of $75,000.
While Gibbs was out on bail, other victims contacted law enforcement and alleged they were sexually abused by Gibbs. Gibbs was arrested on four new charges of first-degree sodomy and two new charges of second-degree sodomy in June. At that time, Monroeville Police Captain Eric Simon stated three new individuals came forward to accuse Gibbs.
Gibbs was released after posting a $750,000 bail.
Michael Tonder is a staff writer with The Monroe Journal.