Tim Wheat, of 66 Spring Lane, Carrollton, was arrested by Polk County law enforcement Feb. 26. He was released on a property bond Feb 27, records indicate.
Jail records do not indicate what prompted this latest charge. Wheat was arrested March 13, 2011, on a two counts of deposit account fraud charge.
One charge was from another county, Wheat said.
The other was rooted in an incident where Wheat allegedly wrote a bad check to cover a construction expense at a sports bar he was building in Rockmart.
Wheat’s now ex-wife, Sandra Wheat, also faces a deposit account fraud charge from the same incident last year.
Sandra Wheat claims she signed a blank check meant for a $500 payment to one vendor. Instead, her husband signed it as a $12,000 payment to another vendor, she said.
Neither case has gone to court.
Wheat said in an interview last year the company who received the bad check had been paid.
The sports bar, called Kasie’s place and located on Highway 113 near Nathan Dean Parkway, never opened. The investor, local businessman Jimmy Smith, was left to pay the rent and other associated construction costs after subcontractors pulled out of the project. Court records indicated the subcontractors stopped work because they weren’t paid.
There are currently several liens on the property.
Sandra Wheat said she was also helping Smith pay some of those bills. She and Smith were the licensed owners of the business on the business license, according to city of Rockmart documents.
There have also been complaints of Tim Wheat regarding business dealings in Cedartown, Cartersville, Marietta, and Gordon County.