JACKSON – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Dyersburg Police Officer charged with stealing from an Obion County couple.

At the request of 27th District Attorney General Thomas Thomas, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of officers with the Obion County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating Cara Elizabeth Johnson-Peckenpaugh on February 10th. Johnson-Peckenpaugh is an investigator with the Dyersburg Police Department. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined that on February 5th, Johnson-Peckenpaugh electronically removed money from the checking account of a Union City couple and used that money to pay her own electric bill to the Forked Deer Electric Company in Halls.

Today, Agents arrested Cara Johnson-Peckenpaugh and charged the 37-year-old with Theft under $500. She was booked at the Obion County Jail and released on her own recognizance. Johnson-Peckenpaugh has been suspended without pay from the Dyersburg Police Department pending an administrative proceeding.

Cara Johnson-Peckenpaugh