Idaho fugitive arrested Friday

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A man who is wanted in Idaho on a charge of grand theft by deception was arrested in Marshall County Friday.

Stephan C. Dimonte, 47, who has been living in Chapel Hill, came to the attention of law enforcement because of a complaint from Parkway Market. Dimonte passed four checks there, for a total of $245.31, and all were returned for insufficient funds.

Parkway employee Marresh Patel was able to give police copies of the four checks, and an address for Dimonte in Chapel Hill. While researching Dimonte's identity and possible whereabouts, Lewisburg Police Officer Mike Davis discovered the active warrant from Twin Falls County, Idaho, and provided Marshall County Sheriff's Department with Dimonte's Chapel Hill address, where he was arrested.

"Had it not been for Mr. Patel's diligent documentation, keen attention to detail, and persistence, this subject may have never been apprehended in such a timely manner," wrote Davis.

Dimonte was held without bond for an appearance in General Sessions Court on Aug. 19. The state of Idaho intends to extradite Dimonte, reported MCSD Deputy Drew Binkley.

According to the Twin Falls Times-News website, Dimonte's bond was set at $150,000, and the local sheriff's department was actively looking for him.