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By Marlana Smith
A Shelby County man is facing theft and drug charges. Twenty-seven-year-old Thomas A. Hunolt, of Bethel, was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday, December 1, 2021, in Shelbyville.
According to the probable cause statement, between the dates of June 2021 and November 2021, Hunolt allegedly stole a Northeast Missouri Cooperative Services fuel credit card.
Court documents state, Hunolt allegedly used the stolen fuel card approximately 25 times over a six-month period. The total cost of the fuel obtained by Hunolt was $2,325.39.
Hunolt was found to be in possession of the stolen fuel credit card December 1, after allegedly attempting to use it in Shelbyville.
According to the PC statement, the victim stated Hunolt did not have permission to use the card.
Hunolt has been charged in case No. 21SB-CR00210 with two counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit/Debit Device, a Class E Felony by Shelby County Prosecutor Jordan Force.
While law enforcement was conducting a consent search of Hunolt’s vehicle, methamphetamine was allegedly found in a compartment area behind the passenger seat. A pink glass pipe was also found. Field tests were performed, and the items seized tested positive for meth.
A small silver metal marijuana pipe and a container containing marijuana was also allegedly found on Hunolt – inside of his pants pocket.
Hunolt is being charged in case No. 21SB-CR00211 with Possession Of Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams Or Less Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid, a Class D Felony, Possession Of Marijuana/Synthetic Cannabinoid Of 10 Grams Or Less – Prior Drug Offense, a Misdemeanor A and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Prior Drug Offense, a Misdemeanor A.
Hunolt was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Jail. He is being held on a $20,000 cash only bond.
This story was written using information from law enforcement and court documents, which is one sided. Thomas A. Hunolt is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.