Clanton man, out on robbery bond, faces check charges

Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Clanton man, out on bond in connection to a store robbery, now faces more charges.

Curtis Williams was arrested Dec. 10 on charges of possession of a forged instrument. Authorities allege Williams cashed two checks from a checkbook that was reported stolen out of a car on Dec. 9.

Williams was out on bond after being charged with the Nov. 20 robbery of Clearview Grocery Store on Kincheon Road.

Williams’ bond on the robbery charges has now been revoked, pending a hearing in district court, according to police. Bond on the forged instrument charges was set at $20,000.

On the latest charges, authorities alleged Williams cashed two checks that were made payable to himself for work. On Dec. 9, Williams attempted to cash a $1,700 check but was declined, police said.

Clanton Police Capt. David Clackley said it’s possible there are more victims out there. Clackley encourages businesses where Williams tried to cash checks written out to himself to contact Detective Robert Bland at 755-1194.

“Our detectives are working hard to take a more proactive approach to preventing more robberies from occurring during the holiday season,” Clackley said. “This time of the year is generally very busy for us, and we ask that all the business owners and employees be cautious and feel free to contact the department if any suspicious activities are observed.”