The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

April 22, 2013

Police make arrest for counterfeit bills

A man accused of having $484 in fake currency is facing one felony count of possessing a forged instrument, an official said.

Andy Willard Pettus, 29, of 23944 Sugar Way, Elkmont, stands charged with first-degree possession of a forged instrument and remains in the Limestone County Jail, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

The chief said Police Officer Bobby Hand was investigating an unrelated complaint on April 18, when he found the counterfeit bills.

“Pettus had, apparently, left the wallet or lost it due to his exit when Officer Hand pulled up,” Johnson said.

Although Hand could not find Pettus, he seized the wallet containing the counterfeit bills, the chief said.

Investigator Tim McIntire then obtained a warrant for Pettus on the forged-instrument charge and arrested him April 19.

He was booked at Athens Police Department and transferred to the Limestone County Jail, where bail is set at $5,000 on the felony charge. However, Pettus will remain in jail because his bond on another charge was revoked due to the recent arrest.

— Jean Cole


Text Only
Local News

What is your favorite Easter candy?

Chocolate bunnies
Marshmallow chicks
Chocolate eggs with filling
     View Results
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee