New arrests made in connection with RICO case

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Decatur County Sherrif’s Office arrested 6 individuals, yesterday following the issuance of bench warrants in connection with Operation Alchemy and the Racketeering Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) case which was made public last year.

Stacey Smith, Garrett Smith, Kenneth Cunningham, Jason Giannars, John Comerford and Lester Phillips are being held without bond until further notice from the court. New charges were also brought against Cal Cowart who is currently incarcerated.  The charges against the defendants include more than sixty counts of theft by receiving and numerous violations of the RICO Act which are felonies.

You can read additional information about this case from 2021 here.

Further details are forthcoming and additional information will be added to this story as it becomes available.