Aggravated forgery charges dismissed against Woodstock man in fuel theft case

Murray County drops fuel theft charges against Reid Thomas Stokesbary.

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MURRAY COUNTY — Charges against Woodstock resident, Reid Thomas Stokesbary, 40, were dismissed Tuesday. Stokesbary was previously facing two felony counts of aggravated forgery, and a gross misdemeanor charge for theft by swindle.

Charges originated after an employee of the Chandler Co-Op contacted Murray County law enforcement and stated that Stokesbary had allegedly charged over $500 worth of fuel to the Chandler Fire department without permission.

Dismal documents state the charges against Stokesbary were dropped after law enforcement learned Stokesbary paid for the fuel taken sometime after the incident was initially reported.

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