DPD arrests suspect in counterfeiting case

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dyersburg Police made an arrest in connection with the counterfeit bills that were reportedly being passed in the Dyersburg area over the past several weeks.

Tristan Robinson, 20, Amberwood Village Apartments, 1401 Meeks St., was arrested on June 27, following a traffic stop by a Dyersburg officer.

Shortly after reports began coming in of the counterfeit bills, Sgt. Chuck Barrineau was at the Green Village parking lot following up on a complaint of counterfeit bills at a fruit stand. While at the stand a witness saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle that was driven by the individual that had passed fake money. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, Tristan Robinson was taken into custody after a warrants check revealed Robinson was wanted in Tipton County, Tenn., on a capias out of circuit court on drug charges.

Criminal Investigator Lt. Billy Williams was called to the scene and upon further investigation he applied for a search warrant and executed it at Robinson's apartment on June 29. Officers seized counterfeit bills, a printer, and a large flat-screen TV that was reportedly stolen out of a burglary in Tipton County.

Robinson is charged with criminal simulation and is being held in the Dyer County Justice Complex.

"The investigation continues and area residents need to be aware that counterfeit bills may still be in circulation and should check all paper currency," said DPD Capt. Steve Isbell. "We had several witnesses that gave good descriptions of the suspect and his vehicle, which all match from the previous cases reported. Police and community involvement resulted the arrest and we are thankful for the community's help."

Isbell is asking anyone who suspects they have received a counterfeit bill to call the police department at 311. Also, if anyone has information about counterfeiting and alleged suspects they are urged to call Williams at 731-288-7652.

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    -- Posted by Belle123 on Sun, Jul 8, 2012, at 7:26 PM
  • These pieces of human garbage just don't fit in and never will. When will the community of decent people decide to deal with them once and for all?

    -- Posted by Mister-D on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 1:59 AM
  • The community do deal with them, but the judges are the ones who let.

    the out to do it again

    -- Posted by jc in dyersburg on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 6:40 AM
  • well, if he goes to court facing a jury, he may not get off so easily. usually the ones we see back on the streets so soon are the ones the district attorney has plead down in order for most people to think he actually faced a judge and jury. some of them have learned a lesson; many of them have not.

    -- Posted by closerlook on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 10:25 AM
  • Amberwood village apartments.....Ha Ha ha..... Westgate will always be Westgate.....

    -- Posted by DMASE on Mon, Jul 9, 2012, at 12:28 PM
  • HAVE PEOPLE NOT NOTICED THE DUMMIES DYERSBURG HAS? IDIOTS TRYING TO PASS FUNNY MONEY! Then we have the robbers who think their funny stupid masks work! Do not forget about the theives who actually think they can get away. Wake up idiots, you will get caught. Oh yea, the dope heads and drunks....we can only pray, YES PRAY that you kill YOURSELVES before you hurt some innocent person. If you are stupid enough to take drugs, drive drunk or just commit a crime, do us a favor and kill yourself. We do not want to see you do this all the time. Give your parents a break!!

    -- Posted by Belle123 on Tue, Jul 10, 2012, at 2:30 AM
  • out on drug charges,have make money some wat you know

    -- Posted by tank2 on Wed, Jul 11, 2012, at 10:40 AM
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