Birmingham, AL 10/13/2016
Just after 1:00 pm yesterday afternoon deputies received information from the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi that a pair wanted for passing counterfeit $100 bills in their county were staying at a hotel in the 100 block of Vulcan Road in Homewood. Deputies were given a description of the car was obtained and it was located pulling into a nearby fast food restaurant.
The driver of the car was identified as 41-year-old Holley Michelle Morris of Pontotoc, MS. She was found to have an outstanding arrest warrant for Drug Possession. She arrested as a fugitive from justice from the State of Mississippi. Morris told deputies that her cousin was back in the hotel room. Before being transported to jail she asked deputies to retrieve her Bible from the car. A check of the bible revealed a counterfeit $100 bill similar to the ones that had been passed in Mississippi.
Deputies went to the room and found 39-year-old Corey G. Sappington also of Pontotoc, MS. Sappington was found to have ten outstanding arrest warrants for Theft, Escape, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and Drug Possession. He was arrested as a fugitive from justice from Mississippi.
When deputies arrived Sappington was completing a forgery of a Mississippi Driver’s license. Deputies found a printer and tablet in the room that is believed to have been used to manufacture forged and counterfeit documents and currency.
Both suspects were taken the Jefferson County Jail where they remain with no bond. The pair will be extradited back to Mississippi to face charges there. The evidence collected will be turned over to investigators from the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office.