Arrest Made on Fraud and Theft Charges; Two Meth Labs Found

On September 17, 2014, Daniel Beaty of 214 Pennycuff Avenue was arrested for Fraud and Theft charges, along with the charge of Violation of Probation.

Mr. Beaty had allegedly been selling chances to win a .22 rifle to the local community in Jamestown, claiming it was sponsored by Jesus Rocks Ministry.  This came to the attention of the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office by being contacted by citizens of Fentress County who believed they had been scammed by Mr. Beaty because of a news bulletin they had heard on WDEB Radio station.

Through investigation by the Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Jamestown Police Department, Mr. Beaty was found with raffle tickets in his possession that he had been giving out to people for the alleged drawing with names and numbers on them.  He also had a flyer that showed a picture of the gun he claimed to be raffling off.

Mr. Beaty had reportedly sold approximately $400 worth of tickets for this scam.

The investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office is still in the process of contacting victims of this scam.

If anyone believes they were involved in this scam, please contact the Sheriff’s Office or call 879-8142.

The Sheriff’s Department is also investigating the discovery of two meth labs which were found on September 17.

On this date, information came to the Sheriff’s Office from citizens of a possible meth lab in a wooded area on Sawmill Ridge Road.

Detectives went to this area and located a “one-pot” meth lab, after which they called meth officers to the scene and a meth truck to clean up and dispose of this lab.

No suspect info for charges was reported in this incident.

In a second meth lab incident on September 17, a backpack was found on Volunteer Drive in Jamestown, and inside the back pack was a one pot meth lab.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.