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Central student's Twitter usage prompts charge of stealing school director's ID

Rain Smith • Jan 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Police say a Sullivan Central student's apparent attempt "to be funny" with a Twitter account — presenting himself as Director of Sullivan County Schools Dr. Jubal Yennie — has backfired and prompted a charge of identity theft.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports a criminal summons was issued for Ira Trey Quesenberry III, 18, of Barger Hollow Road in Blountville. He turned himself in Wednesday afternoon for booking and was released.

On January 18 Dr. Yennie contacted police to report someone had opened a Twitter account using his name, along with posting his photo. SCSO Det. Matthew Price began investigating the case and developed the suspect as Quesenberry, a student of Sullivan Central High School on Shipley Ferry Road.