On January 21, 2013 the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office arrested Trenton Hoyer (12/15/75) of Paragould on charges of theft by deception. The charges stem from a Portia area farmer reporting that he had purchased farm equipment from Hoyer valued at $20,000 on December 04, 2012. Hoyer did not deliver the equipment and wrote the farmer a check for $20,000 as reimbursement. The check turned out to be on a closed account. Hoyer was contacted on several occasions to make good on the check but never did. The Sheriffâ€™s Office Investigators contacted the Arkansas State Police, the Greene County Sheriffâ€™s Office and the Craighead County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Hoyer had been running similar schemes in the surrounding counties. Information gathered was used to obtain a warrant for Hoyer.
If you have had any business dealings with Hoyer you should contact your local Sheriffâ€™s Office to make sure any items purchased are not stolen. Bond was set at $30,000 and a Circuit Court date of February 07 was issued.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, visit www.lawrencecountysheriffsoffice.com .