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Warrant Issued For Former Boys Baseball League President

A warrant has been issued in the Associate Court of Madison County for Chad A. Reeves of Marquand, Missouri.

According to the complaint, Reeves, 35, was a former president of the Madison County Boys Baseball League, and had been responsible for the collection of monies, deposit of monies, and financial reports for the league during his term in office; and allegedly appropriated $2,077.80 between April 26, 2011 and June 1, 2011, which was the property owned by the Madison County Boys Baseball League, without their knowledge or consent for the purpose of personal gain.

According to the Probable Cause Statement filed by Detective Rebecca McFarland with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department; Reeves collected registration fees for the Madison County Boys Baseball League at Teen Town and failed to provide the league with financial reports and information needed to order supplies, therefore, making the league suspicious. After several attempts, the financial reports and checkbook were finally turned over to the league on June 1, 2011. Reeves had possession of the finances for the league until he turned it over to them on June 1. Upon receiving the financial reports, it was noted that the bank account for the league was missing over $2,000.

Investigation revealed that the checks for the league were deposited into the league account on June 1, 2011. However, the cash collected for the league was not deposited and was missing according to the Probable Cause Statement.

Reeves, if convicted is facing one count of stealing over $500 but less than $25,000, a Class C Felony which carries a term of imprisonment of not less than two years, and not to exceed seven years; or imprisonment for a special term not to exceed one year in the county jail or other authorized penal institution; or by a fine not to exceed $5,000; or by both imprisonment and a fine.

Deputies were still looking for Reeves. He had not been taken into custody as of 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011.


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