Warrants issued involving alleged armed robbery

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

    THAYER -- Twelve Class C Felony warrants have been issued in connection with the alleged robbery of a Thayer business last October.
    According to Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman, 12 felony warrants of stealing have been issued against an unnamed former employee of Triple A Loan, Inc. The warrants state that beginning June 1, 2001, the individual appropriated cash loans of over $750 on property belonging to Triple A Loans, Inc. "The defendant is alleged to have made fictitious loans to 12 different individuals that were false," Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman said March 15.
    Shortly after 5 p.m. Oct. 4, 2001, the suspect, then employed at Triple A Loans called Thayer Police and said he had been robbed by two suspects. He claimed that the men, both white males, had a revolver and demanded money.
    The employee said the robbers left the business, located in Town and Country Plaza just off Highway 63, entered a vehicle behind the business.
    An undisclosed amount of money and car titles were reported taken in the robbery.
    Thayer police now allege the employee staged the robbery to cover up his own theft by fictitious loans.
    A plea went out from the police following the alleged robbery to help in the capture of the two suspects which never turned up any leads during what Hatman said was a busy hour of a weekday when someone should have seen or suspected the robbers leaving the business. He now believes no robbery took place.
    In other Thayer Police Department news, a Salem, Ark. man, Brandon Hill, 23, was issued several different traffic violations by Thayer officers recently.
    He has been charged with DWI, failure to yield, resisting arrest, leaving the scene, a stop sign violation and no seat belt. He posted bond and will appear in Thayer Municipal Court.
    Rhealena A. Hernandez, 25, of Cave City, Ark., was charged March 14 with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  
      Randy M. Price, 30, of Thayer was charged with possession of marijuana, and Damien M. Wilson, 32, of Thayer was arrested on both misdemeanor and felony assault charges.

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