A Mammoth Spring man is charged with forgery after he allegedly wrote a check that he had stolen from his ex-girlfriend at an Ash Flat business.
Justin Davis, 22, is charged with second degree forgery, a class C felony.
Around 6:55 p.m. March 18, Ash Flat Officer Tamara Roberts received a call from Sharp County Dispatch informing her that a white male had written a suspicious check at Flash Market in Ash Flat.
After receiving the call, Roberts called the store and spoke with the clerk. The clerk said Davis had came into the station and purchased $38 in fuel, three honey buns, a drink and a $100 fuel card, Roberts said. Davis paid for his items by writing a $140.68 check signed by Robin Peacock, she said.
When the clerk ran the check and driver's license number through the "Check Alert" system after Davis left the store, it showed the account the check had been written on was closed, Roberts said.
The clerk then called the phone number listed on the check and spoke to Peacock who told her Davis knew the account had been closed, Roberts said. The clerk immediately deactivated the fuel card and called authorities.
Roberts retrieved the surveillance tape and the check Davis had written and returned to the police department and called Peacock, Roberts said. Peacock told Roberts that she and Davis had had a relationship but had broken up more than three weeks before, she said. At that time, the checking account was closed. Peacock said Davis had stolen some checks from her on a separate account and charges were pending in both Fulton County and Thayer, Mo., Roberts said.
A warrant was then issued for Davis' arrest. He was arrested soon after and was taken to the Sharp County Jail where he posted bond and was released.