An alleged attempt to cash checks on a closed account has landed two men in jail.

Police arrested James Glen Morgan, 40, of Paragould, and Richard Carl Pruett, 29, of Marmaduke, each on a charge of second-degree forgery, a Class C felony.

According to probable cause affidavits sworn by Detective Cpl. Jacob Higdon of the Paragould Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, the arrest occurred on Feb. 5 after the pair reportedly attempted to cash two checks at the drive-through window of the main branch of First National Bank.

The bank alerted the police department after discovering the checks were from a closed account. Officers from the department made contact with the two while they were still in the drive-through lane, in the middle of the transaction.

After being advised of their rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present while being questioned, both men reportedly made incriminating statements.

Both Morgan and Pruett were held in the Greene County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

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