3 Charged In Grundy County On Forged Will

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation presented a case to the Grundy County grand jury earlier this week which resulted in indictments against three Grundy County residents on charges related to a theft conspiracy case involving a forged last will and testament.

James E. Campbell II, 47, of Tracy City, was indicted on one count of forgery, one count of passing a forged instrument and criminal conspiracy to commit theft in excess of $250,000.

TBI and the Tracy City Police Department arrested Campbell at a residence in Tracy City on Wednesday. He was booked into the Grundy County Jail on an open court bond.

Kelly Foutch, 46, of Monteagle, was indicted on one count of criminal conspiracy to commit theft in excess of $250,000. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office also charged him with resisting arrest after resisting deputies while being taken into custody Wednesday at the courthouse. He was booked into the Grundy County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

Labreeska Meeks, 34, of Gruetli-Laager,  was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit theft in excess of $250,000. She was also arrested by TBI and the Tracy City Police Department Wednesday and booked into the Grundy County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

In January, the 12th Judicial District Attorney General’s office requested TBI to investigate allegations that the last will and testament of James E. Campbell, Sr. that was filed with the Grundy County Clerk and Master’s office in August of 2012 was forged by James E. Campbell, Jr. in March of 2012. The late James E. Campbell, Sr.’s significant other contested the will was not signed by him, but was signed by his son James E. Campbell, Jr. The investigation revealed that two other individuals, Meeks and Foutch, were witnesses to the will signing in March 2012.


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