For one of the two people arrested in connection with the forged NEMO Fair tickets, Fact Finder learns it was not the first run-in with law enforcement. A Fact Finder investigation uncovered quite a criminal history for Damien Patterson. As a matter of fact, he is currently involved in an active felony criminal case in Adair County.
Back in October of 2005, Patterson entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of theft of anhydrous ammonia in Macon County Court. Patterson was sentenced to ten years in prison. That sentence was suspended after he successfully completed a drug treatment program through the Department of Corrections. In January of 2006, Patterson pleaded guilty to another charge of theft of anhydrous. This time he was sentenced to seven years in prison, but was released on probation following a 120 day shock incarceration. That same month, Patterson entered a guilty plea to another charge of theft of anhydrous Knox County. This time he was sentenced to ten years with a suspended execution of sentenced and again placed on probation. In July of 2006 in Adair County, Patterson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of passing a bad check. He was sentenced to two years probation. In February of 2007, Patterson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property, and this time was sentenced to serve 120 days in the Adair County Jail. Patterson currently faces a felony count of receiving stolen property in Adair County. He was free on his own recognizance at the time he allegedly forged the fair tickets. Patterson, 24, and his alleged accomplice Kimberly Shake,17, are currently being held in the Adair County Jail under $25,000 cash-only bond.