Man Arrested for Posting Private Pictures Recovers from Gunshot

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


An Etowah County man arrested last week for sexual extortion is recovering from a gunshot wound. Someone called 911 Friday night to report a man with a gunshot wound walking along Highway 431 north of Duck Springs Road in Etowah County. The gunshot victim, Dustin Lee Gibbs was flown to a Birmingham hospital for treatment and later released. Gibbs is accused of trying to get a woman to have sex with him by threatening to post private images of her on social media. Etowah County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Gibbs Thursday, but he was released after posting bond the next day. The shooting investigation continues.


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