Morton Indicted By DeKalb Co. Grand Jury

Morton Indicted By DeKalb Co. Grand Jury


A Readyville woman who was convicted last year in Rutherford Co., and currently faces charges in Cannon Co., was indicted by the DeKalb County Grand Jury last week for theft of property over $1,000.

Sharon E. (Sherry) Morton, of 2966 Bradyville Rd., is scheduled to have a similar case heard by the Cannon County Grand Jury next month.

According to the DeKalb County Times, Morton was indicted in DeKalb County for allegedly taking money in excess of $1,000 from MACO Management Company without consent between November, 2009 and September, 2010.

Bond for Morton was set at $25,000. She is scheduled to appear in DeKalb County General Sessions Court on May 20, the same date the Cannon County Grand Jury meets.

On Sept. 28 of last year, Morton was arrested and charged with theft over $10,000 and violation of probation by the Woodbury Police Department.

That arrest occurred following a month-long investigation by Chief Tony Burnett and Asst. Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham. The investigation began after tenants at South Ridge Apts. stated to Mooneyham that they had been paying rent with cash.

Chief Burnett also contacted MACO Management in Crossville and an investigation began by Chief Burnett and Asst. Chief Mooneyham.

Chief Burnett said at the time of Morton’s arrest in September that there was an ongoing investigation in DeKalb County, where Morton managed two other sets of apartment complexes. Sgt. Chris Russell of the DaKalb County Sheriff’s Dept. presented the case to the DeKalb grand jury.

Morton entered a guilty plea to theft over $10,000 in May of 2010 in Rutherford County and was placed on state supervised probation.