Shannon Shoulders, 33, 2550 Augusta Drive, Dyersburg, Tenn., was indicted for allegedly stealing over $20,000 worth of building materials from Southern Pipe and Supply Co. He is reported to have been the store manger of the Dyersburg location (450 US Highway 51 Bypass North, Dyersburg, Tenn.), which is now closed.
Southern Pipe and Supply is headquartered in Meridian, Miss. and serves both trade professionals and homeowners with plumbing, heating, air-conditioning (HVAC), industrial, mechanical, water and sewer supplies.
According to Dyersburg Police Capt. Steve Isbell, the Northwest regional manager of Southern Pipe and Supply contacted investigators on Nov 23, 2011, to inform them of discrepancies that were discovered after an audit.
"The Criminal Investigation Division launched an investigation which resulted in the indictment for Shoulders," stated Isbell.
Shoulders' indictment states "during a period of time between September 2010 and February 2011 ... (Shoulders) unlawfully and knowingly obtained or exercised control over building materials, including, but not limited to plumbing fixtures, etc., from his employer, Southern Pipe and Supply, with a value over $20,000, with the intent to deprive the true owner thereof, and without owner's effective consent. ..."
Shoulders turned himself in to the Dyer County Jail on Wednesday, April 25. He was released the same day on a $10,000 bond.