Charges filed on man after police find stolen property

BEDFORD – Two people were arrested on drug charges on Saturday, Feb. 12, after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped a black pickup pulling a trailer without a license plate and failing to use their turn signal.

The officer stopped the vehicle on State Road 37 at 16th Street.

Cheyenne Brown

The driver of the vehicle was 30-year-old Cheyenne Brown, of Bloomington, and her passenger 27-year-old Kiel Sheppard, of Frankfort.

Kiel Sheppard

Sheppard told the officer he had just purchased the trailer and hadn’t had time to title it.

The officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and if the officer could search the vehicle. Both Brown and Sheppard gave consent.

In the back of the box trailer, officers found a shopping cart full of power tools the officers suspected were stolen from Walmart.

Sheppard and Brown were both identified on video footage at Walmart entering and exiting the store with multiple power tools, tires, and ammunition in a shopping cart. Kiel forced the door open and pushed a shopping cart out of the store. Walmart provided video footage and photographs of the crime. The total theft from the store was  $5,175.10. 

Officers also located syringes, smoking devices, and meth in a backpack inside the vehicle and a tampon that tested positive for meth.

Both Brown and Sheppard were arrested at that time on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A warrant was then issued for Sheppard on charges of theft and criminal mischief and he was arrested on Monday afternoon on those charges.