Brinkley Police Chief: Turner Grain Reports Turned Over to FBI

BRINKLEY, AR - The Brinkley Chief of Police reports he has turned over his files over to the FBI regarding a Brinkley-based commodity broker embroiled in scandal.

Turner Grain Merchandising, owned by Jason Coleman and Dale Bartlett, has allegedly defaulted on payments to farmers for delivered grain and issued hot checks as payment. According to various sources, losses for farmers and others connected to the industry could reach $100 million. 

A Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesperson in the Little Rock Field Office would neither confirm nor deny the FBI's involvement in the case. 

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