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Cleburne Co Sheriff's Dept. arrest 2 for forgery

Surveillance video ( Source: Cleburne County Sheriff's Dept./ Facebook) Surveillance video ( Source: Cleburne County Sheriff's Dept./ Facebook)
Kristen Bledsoe (Source: Cleburne County Jail) Kristen Bledsoe (Source: Cleburne County Jail)
Gaylon Wayne Jackson Jr. (Source: Cleburne County Jail Gaylon Wayne Jackson Jr. (Source: Cleburne County Jail

CLEBURNE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – The Cleburne County Sheriff's Department arrested two last week for forgery in two different towns.

Detective John Hopkins with the Cleburne County Sheriff's Department told Region 8 News that on Thursday, the two suspects forged checks in a Dollar General in Drasco.

Deputies said the two suspects were caught on camera shopping inside the store but they did not know their names.

Detective Hopkins said they were able to determine that the suspects were driving a red Ford Focus.

Detective Hopkins also said the department mapped out attempts of forgery in other towns and believed the suspects were from Quitman.

The Cleburne County Sheriff's Department notified the Quitman Police Department and on Friday, the same car was found in a Dollar General in Quitman.

Quitman police saw that the driver and passenger of the car matched the description of the suspects.

When police searched the car they found several different checks including some that belonged to the victim in Drasco.

Gaylon Wayne Jackson Jr., 25, and Kristen Bledsoe, 20, were arrested.

Both were charged with a Class C felony for forgery in the 2nd degree. However, Detective Hopkins said Jackson will receive multiple counts on that charge, but they still have not determined how many it will be.

Both were taken to the Cleburne County Jail. Court documents show Bledsoe was out on general release.

 

 

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