Knox County

A Cushing couple allegedly stole more than $10,000 from a motel in Rockport where they were working as managers.

James W. Pierce, 52, and Shannon Pierce, 46, are each charged with theft by unauthorized taking, according to court documents.

The theft allegedly occurred while the couple was working as managers of the Starlight Lodge at Seven Mountains Motels. Assistant District Attorney Jeff Baroody declined to disclose the exact amount the couple is accused of stealing, but court documents stated it was more than $10,000.

The alleged theft occurred between October 2016 and October of 2017. Baroody said at the time of their arrests that the couple no longer works for the motel.

On Monday, a judge set a $250 cash bail for James Pierce and allowed Shannon Pierce to be released on personal recognizance bail.

Both are scheduled to appear in court again Jan. 31, 2019.