A Norfolk woman was arrested Monday on several charges relating to her purchasing two new chain saws from to Melbourne businesses and making payment with checks forged on someone else's account. Tammy Martinez, age 37 then pawned the saws at an area pawn shop. The two forgery charges are class “c” felonies while the two theft of property charges are class “a” misdemeanors. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that it is his understanding that Martinez is facing similar charges in other counties. Martinez remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $2,500 bond.
In another forgery case, Jody Lovell, age 35 of Cave City is accused for forging checks at Melbourne businesses on a bank account of a Cushman man. Sheriff Lawrence said Lovell was arrested Monday on three counts of forgery, all class “c” felonies, theft of property, a class “a” misdemeanor, and additionally charged as a habitual offender, an unclassified felony. Lovell remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $50,000 bond.
News Release, For Immediate Release, October 28, 2014, POC: Sheriff Lawrence, 8703684203
Note: Picture of Martinez and Lovell provided