GYPSY SISTERS Mellie Stanley arrest update: facing multiple felony charges

Mellie Stanley mug shot 2017

Former Gypsy Sisters star Mellie Stanley (now Mellie Lee) was arrested in Louisiana earlier this month on an outstanding warrant from the state of Kentucky. Mellie has since been transferred to a Kentucky jail where she is facing multiple felony charges, including a “theft by deception” charge for an amount over $10,000!

According to online jail records, Mellie is facing three charges — all of them felonies. Here are list of the charges along with sentencing guidelines from online legal sources:

Criminal possession of forged instrument in the second degree (a Class D felony)

A person convicted of possession of a forged instrument in the second degree is guilty of a Class D felony and faces possible imprisonment for at least one but not more than five years. In addition, a person convicted of felony (first or second degree) possession faces a fine of at least $1,000 and not more than $10,000, or double the gain the person obtained from the crime, whichever is greater. Source: CriminalDefenseLawyer.com

Theft by deception – include cold checks $10,000 or More (a Class C felony)

Class C Felony Theft in Kentucky. Theft is a Class C felony if it involves property valued at $10,000 or more. For a Class C felony, an offender can face a term of incarceration of not less than five years and not more than ten years, plus a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000, or double the amount of gain from the commission of the offense, whichever is greater. Source: CriminalDefenseLawyer.com

Unlawful access to a computer in the first degree (a Class C felony)

First Degree – Class C felony with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000 or double what was gained from the crime. Source: StateLaws.FindLaw.com

Things do not look good for Mellie. Keep in mind that we do not know the particulars of the case, what kind of evidence the prosecution has, or whether or not Mellie is actually guilty.

UPDATE – From TMZ:

Law enforcement tells us Mellie allegedly pulled off a massive coupon scam at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us. Authorities say Mellie and her husband used counterfeit coupons to purchase $18,000 worth of gear at both stores.

Both of them were hit with the same charges and are being held on $13,000 bail.

Mellie's husband George Lee mug shot

Meanwhile, we also have information on Mellie’s estranged husband, George Lee Jr. (above), who was arrested on the same day as Mellie in his home state of Kentucky. George is currently being housed in the same jail facility as Mellie and he is facing the exact same three felony charges. So, I think it is safe to speculate that they were arrested for some allegedly illegal activities they took part in together. Here’s one more addition to George’s rapidly expanding mug shot photo collection:

Gypsy Sisters Mellie Stanley's husband George Lee mug shot photo

We will try to monitor Mellie and George’s cases and keep you updated.



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  • jebuz

    No need for updates…i think we all know by now how this magical story will end 🙂

    • Caty P. :)

      This is my favorite comment of 2017 🙂 Too true.

  • jebuz

    No need for updates…i think we all know by now how this magical story will end 🙂

    • Caty P. :)

      This is my favorite comment of 2017 🙂 Too true.

  • TrashTV

    Her mom must be proud her daughter followed her footsteps.
    Pretty dumb to spend that much in two stores.
    Nellie will blame the husband I’m sure?

  • TrashTV

    Her mom must be proud her daughter followed her footsteps.
    Pretty dumb to spend that much in two stores.
    Nellie will blame the husband I’m sure?

  • DeeDeDee

    Gypsies are notorious for scamming and stealing. They can’t make an honest living to save themselves or keep their children. Kayla’s husband is currently in jail for similar charges. Sissy, Kayla’s 17 year old daughter, is married to her 25 year old cousin and has a child about 6 months old and is pregnant with another. Nettie’s daughter Dallas is pregnant with her 4th child. 3rd baby dad. And they haven’t been together long. It’s the weirdest thing… and gross.

    • Sunquest

      I wonder if any member of that clan will become an adult and make a life for him/herself that is completely free of their participation in criminal activity, inbreeding, violence, and addiction? Pretty sad that that seems like a nearly impossible accomplishment.

  • DeeDeDee

    Gypsies are notorious for scamming and stealing. They can’t make an honest living to save themselves or keep their children. Kayla’s husband is currently in jail for similar charges. Sissy, Kayla’s 17 year old daughter, is married to her 25 year old cousin and has a child about 6 months old and is pregnant with another. Nettie’s daughter Dallas is pregnant with her 4th child. 3rd baby dad. And they haven’t been together long. It’s the weirdest thing… and gross.

    • Sunquest

      I wonder if any member of that clan will become an adult and make a life for him/herself that is completely free of their participation in criminal activity, inbreeding, violence, and addiction? Pretty sad that that seems like a nearly impossible accomplishment.

  • Che

    Lol… I can tell you one thing … I wasn’t shocked or surprised.

  • Che

    Lol… I can tell you one thing … I wasn’t shocked or surprised.

  • SadDawson

    They don’t mess with anyone unless they mess with them first! Gypsies code.Dang Muskers. I guess Geoffrey got fresh with Mellie so she had to get him back! 🙂

    • Gabapentin

      Gypsies are filth.

  • SadDawson

    They don’t mess with anyone unless they mess with them first! Gypsies code.Dang Muskers. I guess Geoffrey got fresh with Mellie so she had to get him back! 🙂

    • Gabapentin

      Gypsies are filth.

  • pmo

    looks like she’s on smack.

  • pmo

    looks like she’s on smack.

  • Aussie cathie

    Thieving mongrels

  • Aussie cathie

    Thieving mongrels

  • Guest

    Wasn’t her mother in jail for the exact same thing?

  • Guest

    Wasn’t her mother in jail for the exact same thing?