Port Gibson woman charged with using stolen check

Published 12:10 pm Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Port Gibson woman accused of buying a saw with a stolen check was held without bail this morning.

LeTonya Smith, 36, 196 Old Highway 18, Port Gibson, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for false pretense, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

Smith is accused of using a stolen check to purchase a pole saw from a business in the 600 block of U.S. 80 on July 25, Pace said.

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An investigation lead to the person whose name was on the check who said the check had been stolen, Pace said. Smith was identified though surveillance video at the business, Pace said.

Smith was held without bail this morning awaiting her initial court appearance.


TVs hot in burglaries

Electronics were missing following two burglaries reported this week in Warren County.

At 4:23 p.m. Tuesday, a 60-inch Sony television valued at $2,000, a 32-inch Sony television valued at $350 and a Samsung Galaxy 4 cellphone valued at $600 were reported missing from a home in the 100 block of Lakeland Park Drive, according to Warren County sheriff’s records.

At 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, a 32-inch Sony TV valued at $360 and a PlayStation 3 valued at $250 were reported missing from a home in the 900 block of China Grove Road.