Bad check writer to serve sentence

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michael Feagin, the man arrested over the weekend on 35 counts of bad checks, had his probation revoked Tuesday.

Following a brief hearing before Circuit Judge Lex Short, Feagin admitted to violating the terms of his probation. He was then remanded to the county jail until such time that he is transferred to the state department of corrections, where he will serve a 20-year sentence for a 2005 conviction of two counts of first-degree theft of property.

District Attorney Walt Merrell described Feagin as a “plague to local merchants and menace to society” after he wrote 35 bad checks “with no intention of ever paying them.”

“(Now), he will not be able to steal from our citizens for a very long time,” Merrell said.