Caregiver charged with stealing from former constable | Crime
Former Valley View Constable Waymon Wimpy told police a man hired to care for him and his mom stole a chainsaw, painkillers and his mother’s jewelry.
On Sunday, August 26, Wimpy told Officer Dustin Smith the items disappeared from his home while 31-year-old Dustin Kimbrough was working as a caregiver for him and his mother.
He said 32 hydrocodone pills and a chainsaw disappeared sometime between July 20 and August 20.
Also during this time Wimpy said his mother became very ill and had to be hospitalized. Before going to the hospital he said she hid her jewelry, including a $5,000 diamond necklace and a $2,500 diamond ring. When she was released from the hospital the jewelry was gone.
At first Wimpy believed his mother had misplaced the jewelry. But, according to Officer Smith’s initial report, Kimbrough’s girlfriend reportedly told Wimpy that Kimbrough had taken the jewels and sold them at a local jewelry store for $600.
The woman, who had previously been employed by Wimpy, reportedly said she had the receipt in a hat at Kimbrough’s home.
On Monday, August 27, officers arrested Kimbrough at his home in the 300-block of West College. He was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with theft greater than $5,000. At last report, he was still in custody.