Suspect was former bus garage employee; more than 700 stolen items recovered from Reeves home
Sheriff Rick Thompson stated that three people have been charged as the result of an investigation at the Wayne County Schools Bus Garage. The investigation began in October 2019 after Turbos were reported to be missing. A school resource Deputy began the investigation and due to the magnitude of criminal activity the Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit assisted in the investigation.
During the investigation (2) Search Warrants were executed in the Wayne area and more than 700 items belonging to the Wayne County Board of Education were seized from the residence of and charged with Embezzlement and Conspiracy and Katrina Reeves. The property recovered is estimated to be valued at $15,000. Lee worked in the bus garage, as Director of Services, at the time of the investigation and Katrina is a bus driver.
During the investigation David ‘Eugene’ Sammons, former Transportation Director, gave misleading information. Eugene advised that he wasn’t aware of anyone stealing items from the bus garage and also stated that Lee Reeves wasn’t suspected of stealing. Statements were obtained from multiple witnesses that stated Eugene was informed that Lee was stealing from the bus garage. During the investigation it was discovered that items were stolen from the bus garage for many years.
Lee Reeves was arrested today and is charged with (3) counts of Embezzlement and Conspiracy. Katrina Reeves was also arrested today and is charged with Embezzlement and Conspiracy. Eugene Sammons is charged with Obstructing an Officer.
Sheriff Thompson stated that investigation is still ongoing.