KNOXVILLE — A Knoxville man was arrested Aug. 28 and charged with check forgery.

Colby Michael Thompson 40, is accused of theft in the third degree, possession of stolen property.

According to court documents, the Knoxville Police Department was called to 1618 W. Jackson on a report of domestic abuse. Officers were told that a woman was being held against her will at her home.

Upon arrival, officers allegedly found Thompson hiding under a gazebo with several stolen blank checks, forged checks and a Wal-Mart credit card in the name of a person whose house was burglarized in Des Moines earlier in August.

Thompson was arrested and booked into the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with domestic abuse, theft and forgery.

During the booking process, items belonging to the burglary victim were found in Thompson’s wallet, court documents said

Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada said the owner of the checks was contacted and said she did not give Thompson the checks, so he was charged.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Marion County Courthouse.

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