Woman arrested for counterfeiting 

July 24, 2014--10:11 a.m.

By David Crowder

A 40-year old Gordon County woman is facing charges after she allegedly passed a counterfeit 20-dollar bill at a Convenience Store on Martha Berry Highway in Rome.

Tonya Regina Tharp, of a Nike Drive address in Calhoun, was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday on one count of felony 1st degree forgery.

According to Rome Police reports, they received a BOLO for a white pickup truck that had several firearms in it.

Authorities located the truck in the parking lot of a motel.

When an officer asked Tharp if she knew why someone would have called the police on her, she reportedly replied by saying she was involved in the passing of a fake bill earlier in the day.

Officers did find a number of guns in the truck, but she apparently broke no law.

However, she did get in trouble for the equipment used for making counterfeit money that police say they found in the bed of her truck.

Those items included a printer, blank paper and multiple sheets of paper that appeared to be mistakes of counterfeit money.

Police also found what they believe to be instructions for printing money, a note listing the materials needed, and several counterfeit bills.

Tharp indicated that she was willing to talk to police.

She was interviewed by detectives before being transported to jail.


Woman accused of having drugs while at the jail

A Cave Spring woman, arrested on a warrant out of Gordon County, is facing additional charges of having drugs across the guard line at the Floyd County Jail.

According to jail records, 54-year old Sandra Lucille Wilson, of a Rome Road address, was found in possession of Xanax and Hydrocodone at the jail.

She was also charged with possession of drugs not in the original container, possession of a schedule two controlled substance and possession of a schedule four controlled substance.

She is also being held for Gordon County authorities on unspecified charges.


Alabama man arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant

Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputies pick up a 50-year old Centre, Alabama man Wednesday on a fugitive from justice warrant.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Timothy Paul Martin, of a Tatum Street address, was wanted by Cherokee County Authorities for a probation violation.

Martin was on probation for domestic violence.

He is expected to be extradited back to Cherokee County.