Beaumont Police arrest Nacogdoches 8-liner suspect

Segile Cunningham mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Segile Cunningham mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.

BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - By Jena Johnson - email

BEAUMONT, TX (KTRE) - Beaumont Police have arrested a Nacogdoches man who is wanted in several jurisdictions for check schemes. He is also awaiting trial for allegedly running a casino in Nacogdoches County.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said Segile Allen Cunningham, 49, was arrested in Beaumont after he learned he was in that area. Kerss said he alerted Beamont Police who arrested Cunningham when they found him at a convenience store, attempting to pass a cashier's check for $5.

Kerss said he is wanted in at least six other jurisdictions. He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail, until his case there is disposed of, or until he has to appear at a hearing in another jurisdiction.

Upon his arrest, Kerss said police had to immediately take him to the hospital. Cunningham has been in and out of hospitals several times in the past few months.

"It's obvious he has medical problems, but not bad enough to stop him from committing crimes," Kerss said.

According to Administrative Deputy Jay Webb in the Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Cunningham used counterfeit cashiers checks for payment to sellers of vehicles. He then sold the vehicle to used car dealers, with the clear title, before the checks can clear license agencies.

In Nacogdoches County, Cunningham has warrants for theft by check, credit card abuse and two for not appearing in court.

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