A truck buyer from Athens has been arrested for allegedly having his purchase crushed after it broke down.
In a separate case, a baseball-league volunteer has been arrested for allegedly using the league credit card for personal gain.
Limestone County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Capt. Stanley McNatt reported both arrests Wednesday.
In the truck case, Investigator Johnny Morell arrested Terry Ray Smith, 48, of 18384 Oakdale Road, Lot H, in Athens Tuesday on a charge of first-degree theft by deception.
Smith is accused of buying a 1985 Ford F-150 truck, making one payment, and then selling it for scrap after it broke down, McNatt said.
He was released from the Limestone County Jail after posting a $5,000 bail.
In a separate case, McNatt said a volunteer with a youth baseball league was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree theft for allegedly using, for personal use, a credit card that belonged to the league.
Investigator Randy Burroughs obtained the warrant last December for Shawn Pierre Hammonds, 38, of 318 W. Elm St. in Athens. However, Hammonds could not be found until Tuesday, when he was charged, McNatt said.
He was taken to the Limestone County Jail, where bail is set at $5,000.