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Former store manager to appear in court following secret indictment

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A former Dyersburg store manager is scheduled to appear in front of Circuit Court Judge Lee Moore on Tuesday, May 1, after being secretly indicted by the Dyer County Grand Jury last month for theft over $10,000.

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.

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$10,000 bond = $1,000 cash for $20,000 worth of materials?

-- Posted by MayorofRoEllen on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 10:04 AM

Easy to see why the place is closed. How did this guy get to be "manager"?

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 12:22 PM

This really could not have happened to a better piece of crap! He's always been a jerk. Glad to see this on the front page! I'm also glad they finally caught him. Let him serve a few years in prison and work to pay the money back.

-- Posted by notjeffhere on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 1:10 PM

That was the best place in town to shop for plumbing supplies. Shannon was always the kindest, most helpful person whenever I needed anything. He even made it easy for my grandmother to shop for materials. I hope this is a case of the regional manager trying to place blame for a poor performing store making Shannon the fall guy.

-- Posted by A Touch of Reality on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 7:01 PM

I think notjeffhere is probably someone Shannon knew in school that is jealous of him or something...Shannon has always been a very nice, hard working young man. He and his wife are expecting their first child soon. I hope he has been accused falsely and is taking the blame because he figures that is all he can do to protect his family from a lot of mess!!!! Even if he did I say everyone makes mistakes and can be forgiven and make amends. I would not want to cast the first or any stone at him.I wish him and his family well.Hang in there Shoulders family!!!

-- Posted by christiancitizen on Tue, May 1, 2012, at 9:08 PM

these front page pics of suspected/accused people should be banned until these people are convicted of a crime. shame on the state gazette for showing these mug shots on people that are presumed to be innocent util proven guilty--course most of them never get trial, d a offers them a deal.

don't ecpect my comment to be her long, state gazette usually eliminates comments that reflect on their "news paper" (if you wanna call it something that leaves a lot to be desired!)

-- Posted by closerlook on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 5:57 AM

Be come a lawyer& make a change!I want to see who to keep a distance from always!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Wed, May 2, 2012, at 8:32 AM

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