Charged: Rodney Stallings
The Attorney General’s office charge Rodney Stallings, of Centre, with first-degree theft from the State of Alabama’s indigent defense fund. Stallings, a former attorney was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on February 28 and was released on $50,000 bond. The Attorney General’s Criminal Trials Division presented evidence to a Cherokee County grand jury on February 26, resulting in an indictment filed against Stallings the next day. Stallings’ indictment is for one count of first-degree theft by unauthorized control of more than $2,500 from the State of Alabama ‘s Fair Trial Tax Fund, and with one count of first-degree theft by deception of more than $2,500 from the State of Alabama’s Fair Trial Tax Fund. If convicted, Stallings faces penalties of 2 to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $30,000 for each of the two counts. No further information has been released at this time.