Bellmead: Man Arrested After Attempt To Cash Forged Check

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A North Texas man was arrested in Bellmead after an attempt to cash a forged check at an H-E-B store.

Ricky Mack Dickens (Jail photo)

BELLMEAD (November 26, 2012)--A North Texas man was held Monday in the McLennan County Jail after his arrest on several charges following an attempt to cash a forged check on Sunday.

Ricky Mack Dickens, 41, of Corinth, just south of Denton, was arrested Sunday after an attempt to cash a forged check at the Bellmead H-E-B store.

He was ordered held on bonds totaling $45,000, charged with forgery, fraudulent possession of identifying information, abandoning a child, evading arrest, possession of a controlled substance and on warrants out of Denton County charging burglary of a building and possession of a controlled substance.

Bellmead police were sent at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the H.E.B. where employees reported a man was trying to cash a check they believed to be forged.

By the time police arrived Dickens was walking away from the store with his 9-year-old son.

As officers tried to stop him, Dickens abandoned his son in the store parking lot and tried to escape on foot, police said.

Officers were able to chase him down and arrest him, police said.

When police searched him they found a checkbook and a paper identification document in the same name as the checks.

Police also recovered a small baggie of what they believe to be methamphetamine during a routine search of the patrol car in which Dickens was taken to jail.

Officers also learned during a records check that Dickens was wanted on warrants out of Denton County.

Police contacted state child welfare authorities who took the child into custody.

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