MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon
man accused of stealing a donation kettle from The Salvation Army made a not
guilty plea in Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Tuesday.
Tyler Kipp, 23, was charged on Dec. 17, with petty theft, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, after the Mount Vernon Police Department tracked him down. A witness to the theft at Neff’s Cardinal Market followed Kipp through traffic and reported the license plate number of the vehicle Kipp was driving.
Kipp admitted to MVPD officers there was approximately $22 in the kettle.
Mount Vernon Municipal Court Judge Paul Spurgeon set Kipp’s bail at $5,000 cash or surety bond with no 10 percent provision. Kipp remains in the Knox County Jail.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 5; court trial will take place Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.