Sarepta man steals and uses debit card

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A north Webster Parish man is in a local jail for stealing and using a debit card.

C.J. Marry, 30, of the 3200 block of Walnut Rd., Sarepta, was arrested by Minden Police for access device fraud and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police Chief Jared McIver said officers Cayden O’Connor and Logan Clingan were dispatched to a Cherry Street residence on June 30 in reference to someone using the complainant’s CashApp debit card.

“The complainant said he awakened around noon that day and noticed two transactions on the card from a dollar store on Shreveport Road,” McIver said. “The transaction times were two minutes apart beginning at 11:46 a.m., and the last time the owner used it was around 11 p.m. the night before.”

The officers went to the dollar store and reviewed security camera footage where they saw the suspect making purchases at the times listed on the card.

“They went to a local motel on the same road and the manager recognized Marry from a photo,” McIver said. “She provided officers with a photocopy of his identification card and gave them his room number.”

Officers reported that when they knocked on the door, an occupant said Marry was at the local dollar store and described his vehicle as a newer model white Chevy pick-up truck.

“When the truck pulled up at the motel, officers arrested Marry without incident,” said the chief. “Inside the truck were the items purchased with the complainant’s card and shown on the security video.”

A search of Marry produced a blue meth pipe in his pocket but no drugs or paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Marry has a non-extradition warrant from Texas. 

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