‘Toolie Guy’ indicted after series of thefts from Facebook Marketplace in East Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested a teenager accused of using fake Facebook accounts to rip off nearly a dozen ATV and motorcycle vendors.
An arrest warrant says a victim put his ATV up for sale on Facebook Marketplace and was contacted on June 14 by a man who wanted to buy it.
The victim met the man, who identified himself as “Jimmy Williamson”, on Gordon Terrace to close the sale, according to the police report.
Detectives said the victim unloaded his ATV and left it running while talking to the man, who eventually got into the vehicle and drove off without paying.
At least nine of these incidents have been reported in the Gordon Terrace, Woodland Street and Dellway Drive areas.
Metro Police issued a press release on June 18, requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, providing a photo taken from a Facebook page for a man known only as the “Toolie Guy”.
Later that day, police said Dewayne Kirkendoll attempted to turn into the Warrants Division of the Metro Nashville Police Department after seeing his photo on the news. There was no warrant on file for the 18-year-old, so his information was gathered and he was allowed to leave.
Kirkendoll was arrested Monday on four counts of vehicle theft. His bond was set at $ 14,000.
Police have not said whether Kirkendoll will face additional charges for the other alleged thefts.