Winfield Man Indicted on Theft Charges

Huntsville, TN (2018-01-12) A Winfield man accused of stealing property from at least three individuals and a local retail store has been indicted by the Scott County Grand Jury.

David John Hardwick, 39, of Winfield has been indicted on theft charges following investigations into four different thefts in the community.  Hardwick is accused of stealing several thousand dollars of personal property from at least three individuals over the course of several months last year, along with less than a $1,000 of merchandise from the Oneida Walmart SuperCenter.  Hardwick was indicted on four different true bills and charged with theft of less than $1,000 (two counts), theft of more than $1,000, theft of more than $2,500, and criminal trespassing (Walmart).

Eric Chad Buttram, 29, was also indicted for theft.  Authorities say Buttram and an unidentified juvenile collaborated to steal merchandise from the Family Dollar Store.  Buttram was charged with theft of less than $1,000 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as authorities say he encouraged the child to take the merchandise.

Michael Leonard Hill, 35, was indicted by the Grand Jury for violating an order to stay out of Walmart.  He was charged with criminal trespassing and failure to appear for not making a court appearance on a previous charge of trespassing.  Hill was also indicted on two other true bills.  One charging him with operating a motor vehicle in violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender bar, and failure to appear on the same charge from a prior instance.  The second for tampering with evidence involving alleged drug possession.