Local man faces forgery, theft, burglary charges

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2003

A 38-year-old North Kenai man was arraigned on four counts of second-degree forgery, one count of first-degree vehicle theft and one count of second-degree burglary in Kenai District Court on Tuesday.

Garry R. Archey was arrested at the Soldotna Fred Meyer store Monday afternoon where he allegedly tried to write bad checks twice in the same day.

According to Soldotna police Sgt. Tod McGillivray, Archey wrote a check in the store early in the day using a checking account that had been closed.

Archey allegedly returned and attempted to write another check in the afternoon, but instead of cashing the check, police were called.

Upon seeing police, Archey reportedly fled the store on foot but was apprehended a short time later. During their investigation, police learned the car he had been driving had been reported stolen.

Archey also was implicated in a burglary and was wanted on two outstanding warrants. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.

Magistrate David S. Landry on Tuesday set bail at $12,500 with a third-party custodian requirement and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Jan. 10.

Each of the six counts is a Class C felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $50,000 fine.

McGillivray said the police investigation is continuing.

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