Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a disturbance call Sunday morning instead ended up with a case of a youth stealing a great deal of money from grandparents. 19-year old Dakota Lane Diener was charged with theft over $2,500. Justice of the Peace B.J. Teer set bond for Diener at $10,000.
When Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance, they found a youth and a couple arguing in the driveway of a home on County Road 3506 at 8:43 a.m. Sunday. The young man admitted stealing $4,000 in cash. He also said he stole a check, which he made out to himself and cashed. He said he purchased a truck using the funds. The man’s grandmother estimated about $30,000 had been taken since July 10. The young man was arrested by Sheriff’s Sgt. Corley Weatherford.