Beebe Police Make Three Arrests in Alleged Attempted Forgery

Nov 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Top Story

Beebe Police Chief Wayne Ballew reported the arrest of two suspects from North Little Rock and one from Little Rock for attempting to cash fraudulent business checks at a local food store.

The Chief said that the police department received a call from employee’s at Knight’s Super Foods on DeWitt Henry Drive concerning three individuals attempting to cash checks which appeared to be invalid. C.I.D. Investigator Josh Middleton, Lieutenant Brian Duke and Patrol Officer Robert Puckett responded to the call and made contact with Knight’s employee’s and two females. The two females were identified as Franchesca Shatonia Taylor, 20, of Union Court in North Little Rock and Hequeena Deestha Jones, 21, of Warren Road in Little Rock. The officers found that Taylor had attempted to cash a business check, which was obviously fraudulent, in the amount of $390.02. Likewise, Jones attempted to cash a worthless check in the amount of $481.33. While investigating the incident, Reginald Deshone Johnson, 24, also of Union Court, North Little Rock, approached the officers and women and he subsequently was charged with attempting to cash a worthless business check in the amount of $596.45. All three suspects were arrested and brought to the police department for processing.

They all three were charged with Forgery. A fourth male with the group was interviewed and not arrested. Taylor, Jones and Johnson were transported to the White County Detention Center in Searcy and held in lieu of a $20,000.00 bond each