Sports radio personality Duke Keith was arrested Monday for allegedly bouncing a $68 check he used to pay for his vehicle registration, according to court and jail records.
An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy arrested Keith, 48, on Monday evening (Feb. 18) on a misdemeanor warrant for theft of property more than $20/less than $500 by check, sheriff's officials confirmed Friday (Feb. 22). Keith was booked into the El Paso County Jail at 8 p.m. Monday and released more than two hours later after posting a $500 bond.
According to court records, on Sept. 16, 2011, Keith, whose full name is Duke Ramsey Keith, paid for his vehicle registration at the El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office with a check from Metro DRK Enterprises made out for $68.75.
The check allegedly bounced, and tax office officials tagged a $30 bounced check fee onto the original fee. Officials claim they were unable to collect the outstanding monies from Keith.
A warrant for Keith’s arrest was issued in early November, but Keith wasn’t arrested until Monday.
An initial court hearing for Keith has not yet been set.
Keith does the morning sports updates for 95.5 FM KLAQ’s morning show, and has also written blog posts for the El Paso Times.
(Mug shot courtesy of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office)