¯ The dog warden requested Marietta Municipal court issue warrants on Friday for Dedrick Thomas Jordan, 29, of 3250 NW 17th St., Fort Lauderhill, Fla., for two counts of identity fraud, second- and third-degree felonies; two counts of theft, third- and fourth-degree felonies; two counts of unauthorized use of property, third- and fourth-degree felonies; and one count of telecommunications fraud, a third-degree felony.
Also requested were warrants for Jessica Rolande Delva, 26, of 1525 SW 111th St. 9-105, Pembroke Pines, Fla., for two counts of identity fraud, second- and third-degree felonies; two counts of attempted theft, fourth- and fifth-degree felonies; two counts of unauthorized use of property, third- and fourth-degree felonies; and two counts of telecommunications fraud, third-degree felonies.
On Dec. 16, the victims reported to the sheriff’s office that on Dec. 13, there had been issues trying to use their cellphone, finding it had been “disconnected.” At the time of reporting the incident to law enforcement, they had suffered no loss, they believed, except for the cell phone number.
The victims went to their service provider and after reviewing the issue were informed that the cell phone number had been stolen from their account on Dec. 12. The service provider also informed them the number was now activated to a T-Mobile device, and they were working to retrieve the number.
The victims then received a notice from a financial company that stated their stocks had been sold. The victim accessed their account and found this to be true, however, the money was in a reserve account, and they completed a transaction in an attempt to clear this up. The victim did not think this was an issue due to the way stocks sometimes are automatically sold.
The victim received another notice on Dec. 16 from the investment company, however this time it was to notify them their account had been locked, due to too many attempts made to change the password. The victim contacted the company to discuss this and learned there had been a wire transfer of more than $20,000 from the account, which took place Dec. 12, which the victim did not authorize. The victim’s stolen cell phone number was linked to the investment account, which was one of the ways this account had been accessed.
After conducting this investigation, it was determined that on Dec. 12, Jordan had used the victim’s cell phone number, along with personal information to access the investment account. A check of Jordan’s bank records confirmed the transaction into his account for more than $20,000. The records also showed Jordan spent the money stolen through several ATM withdrawals, cash App payments, Nike, Walmart, the Jungle Reptile Shop, eBay, Harbor Freight and the Broward County Clerk of Courts in Florida, shortly after depositing the funds into his account. Also detected was a transfer of more than $10,000 from a victim in Illinois and $4,800 from a victim in Alabama in February of 2019. One of these victims had also had her cell phone number compromised.
Jessica Delva had also utilized the victim’s personal information on Dec. 13 that Jordan had used. Delva attempted to wire transfer additional funds of more than $18,000 from the victim’s account. Delva had this money set to be transferred into her personal account. This transfer did not go through as the account had been flagged at this point. Delva’s bank records revealed a similar transaction from Pennsylvania on Dec. 23 in the amount of $7,500 and a second transaction for $3,950.
¯ Deputies responded Friday to 171 Mill Branch Road, Belpre, to a report of possible domestic violence involving Haley Jett. After concluding the investigation Haley A. Jett was charged with disorderly conduct by fighting.
¯ A deputy requested on Saturday a minor misdemeanor citation be issued to Andrew L. Hasson, of 152 Irvingwick Drive, Heath, on a charge of possession of marijuana, after conducting a traffic stop on the subject for a traffic violation.
¯ On Sunday, a deputy requested a minor misdemeanor citation be issued to Robert D. Decamp, of 321 Muskingum Drive, Apt. A, Marietta, on a charge of possession of marijuana, after conducting a traffic stop on the subject for a traffic violation.
The following individuals were recently processed into the Washington County Jail:
¯ Myles Leland Merew, 41, of 10440 Veto Road, Belpre, was arrested for inducing panic, a misdemeanor.
¯ Timothy Matthew Sampson, 28, of 206 Brentwood St., Marietta, was arrested for a probation violation, a misdemeanor.
¯ Nicole Dena Davis, 35, of 204 Dale St., Marietta, was arrested on eight counts of a loose dog, two counts of driving under suspension, failure to register a dog, contempt of court and breach of recognizance, all misdemeanors.
¯ Wesley Joseph Huddleston, 33, address unknown, was arrested for a probation violation, a misdemeanor.
¯ Maranda Marie Markwood, 42, of 713 Greene St. Apt. C, Marietta, was arrested for criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
¯ Joshua David Chichester, 34, of 1444 Jesterville Road, Parkersburg, was arrested for no operator’s license and fictitious plates, both misdemeanors.
¯ Uriah Matthew Hill, 44, homeless, was arrested for criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
¯ Cody Montell Knotts, 29, of 360 Morris Road, Marietta, was arrested for driving under suspension, a misdemeanor.
¯ Jaclyn Virginia Caldwell, 30, of 713 Boso Ave., Ravenswood, W.Va., was arrested for breaking and entering, a felony.