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Jonesborough woman charged with violating sex offender registry, burglary, theft

June 6th, 2014 3:57 pm by Staff Report

Jonesborough woman charged with violating sex offender registry, burglary, theft

Carolina Carrol Casteel

A Jonesborough woman has been accused of violating Tennessee's sex offender registry law, stealing a go-cart from a Cherokee Road residence and selling stolen rings to a pawn shop.

Carolina Carrol Casteel, 36, formerly of 1185 Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, was also charged with theft in another incident.

According to a court record, the Jonesborough Police Department charged Casteel in May with knowingly falsifying the sex offender registry after she failed to notify police that she had moved in December.

Police said Casteel, a registered sex offender with Jonesborough, informed a Johnson City Police Department investigator but failed to attend a meeting she had scheduled with the city.

In March, Casteel was charged in three separate incidents involving theft from January and February.

On Jan. 28, Patricia Sutter filed a report with the Washington County Sheriff's Office stating that a go-cart had been stolen from a shed at 3003 Cherokee Road. On Feb. 26, the go-cart was found at Casteel's former residence, where a man told deputies Casteel had brought the go-cart to the residence. Casteel later admitted taking it from the residence. She was charged with burglary and theft over $1,000.

On Feb. 15, Effie McKnight told sheriff's deputies that someone had stolen a DVD player, medication and $87 in cash from her residence on Leeland Drive in Johnson City. Casteel had the DVD player, but she told deputies she had received it from McKnight's grandson. She later returned the DVD player to McKnight, but it was missing power and connection cords. Casteel was charged with theft under $500.

On Feb. 24, McKnight told sheriff's deputies that someone had stolen 10 rings worth $2,150 from a bedroom dresser drawer. Witnesses told police Casteel may have sold some of the rings to Albert's Pawn Shop in Johnson City. Casteel later told deputies she had sold the rings for the victim's grandson. Deputies recovered four of the rings. Casteel was charged with theft over $1,000.

Casteel is due to appear Monday in Sessions Court.

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