A couple, that considers themselves married under common law, is accused of attempting to extort $1.6 million from businesses in Oxford by filing false liens against property.
72 year old Everett Stout, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree theft of property, one count of first-degree extortion and 13 counts of attempted first-degree extortion.
Stout has been arrested and is being held pending bonds totaling more than $500,000.
Police are still looking for Stout's significant other, 67-year-old Mariam Shultz. Oxford police believe she's near the Tennessee line.
Investigators say the pair targeted 13 different banks in their scheme.
Police refer to them as "paper terrorists" because they allegedly use false paperwork to extort money, as well as harass law enforcement and court officials.