A Peebles man had his day in court last week as he was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Roy E. Gabbert Jr., in the County Court of Adams. David Sims, a former leader in the Peebles Athletic Boosters had been accused of stealing $800 in cash, according to an affidavit signed by Deputy Mark Brewer.
Judge Gabbert found Sims guilty of theft and suspended his 180-day jail sentence. Sims will face community control sanctions for one year, not refuse any request from law enforcement regarding chemical testing, and will have treatment assessment and counseling for alcohol and/or drugs of abuse.
Gabbert did not fine Sims, however, he ordered restitution of $800 to the new Peebles Athletic Booster organization, through the Adams County Probation Department. Additionally, Sims is to cooperate going forward regarding the transfer of booster funds to the new organization and Sims will no longer be a part of the Peebles Boosters going forward.
As reported in this newspaper in November, the theft took place on February 21st at Peebles High School. Sims was caught on video taking money from the cash box while looking in both directions and then placing the cash in his pocket.