Tenn. couple accused of forging records to get inmate temporarily released
SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. —
Authorities say a Tennessee couple lied to get him time out of the pen. Now, they're both behind bars.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) says that on several occasions in 2017 and 2018, 30-year-old Camille Arendt and 51-year-old Tyris Brown gave medical documents to the Sumner County Sheriff's Department.
This was in an effort to get Brown medical releases for doctor's appointments - Brown is in the county jail on unrelated charges.
The issue? The documents were fake, the appointments were never scheduled, and it was all for a diagnosis that Brown doesn't have, according to the TBI.
On May 7th, the Sumner County grand jury indicted Arendt and Brown each with six charges of forgery and three counts of identity theft.
The jury also charged Brown with failure to appear. He was served the indictments in jail Wednesday.
Arendt was arrested Wednesday, and booked into Sumner County Jail on $20,000 bond.