A Graves County man was charged in connection with an investigation into stolen and forged checks on Tuesday.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office reported that Kristopher A. Suiter, 28, of Mayfield, is charged with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument; first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense, methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two other individuals, found with Suiter at the time of his arrest, were charged and cited with unrelated offenses.

Robert Trent Jr., 25, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment.

Sara Rickards, 33, was cited for possession of marijuana.

Deputies opened a criminal investigation Tuesday morning to look into a report of Farmington residents' checks being stolen and cashed in Mayfield with forged signatures.

The victim of the theft identified a possible suspect, which the deputies were able to locate at a Mayfield residence later that day.

Suiter, the suspect named by the victim, was found at the home, along with Trent and Rickards.

During a search of the residence, one of the stolen checks was found floating in a toilet in the residence in an apparent attempt to destroy it upon the deputies' arrival. Additionally, the search produced methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, along with cash and over 50 scratch-off lottery tickets believed to be the proceeds from cashed forged checks.

Suiter became ill and was taken to a local treatment facility before being placed under arrest and taken to the Graves County Jail.

Trent was also taken into custody at that time.

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