According to Floyd County Jail records, Steven Lee Tanner, 37, of 14 Kayla Dr. was released on $6,150 bail Thursday.
Police have filed a felony theft by taking charge against a Rome man accused of collecting donations for an 8-year-old boy and his family and then using the funds for his own use.
Steven Tanner, 37, 14 Kayla Drive, Rome, was booked into jail around 3:15 p.m.
Tanner had established a bank account and coordinated a car wash for the family of Cade Maynor.
Cade suffered a serious head injury when a tree fell oh him while he was swimming in Silver Creek last month.
The community has responded several times in the past month to raise funds for an 8-year-old boy who was severely injured when a tree fell on him while he was swimming in Silver Creek.
But not all of the money raised went to help the family of Cade Maynor and police say they are investigating the possible theft of those funds.
Maj. Mark Wallace of the Floyd County Police Department said an investigation has begun into funds that were raised in Cade’s name, and charges are expected to be filed today.
Cade’s mother, Corinthia Maynor, said Tuesday evening that some money raised by a family friend through an account at a local bank was never given to the family.
They confronted the friend and asked him for the money, but it was never given to them, and the Maynors contacted the police.
But there is another account set up for the family, and the family has benefited, Maynor said.
The money from a fund at Northwest Georgia Credit Union has gone to the Maynors to help with their current and future expenses as Cade recovers.
“We are so thankful for all the people who have helped Cade,” Corinthia Maynor said.
Money from three upcoming fundraisers will go directly to the family or to the Cade Maynor Fund at Northwest Georgia Credit Union.
On Saturday, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, 1911 Shorter Ave., will have water slides and other activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On July 24 at 4 p.m., PhatGirlz Pizza and Grill in Lindale will host a hotdog eating contest.
A benefit singing is planned July 30 at Silver Creek Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m.
Cade was in a Chattanooga hospital from June 17, when the accident occurred, until late last week. He is now facing several weeks of rehabilitation at an Atlanta hospital.
Cade celebrated his birthday Monday but has not been able to talk because of the tubes in his throat. However, he is smiling, chuckling and is able to move his arms better, his mother said.
“Every day he does something that amazes us,” his mother said.