Dalton Police Department Arrests 2 In Credit Card Fraud Case

Friday, December 27, 2013
Jacob Lee Norris
Jacob Lee Norris

Thanks in part to public response from a media release, the Dalton Police Department has made a pair of arrests in a recent credit card fraud case.  Jacob Lee Norris, 26, and Jean Marie Jones, 33, both of 903 Grandfield Pl., turned themselves in on warrants related to the case.

The original incident happened in late November and early December when a stolen credit card was used fraudulently more than 20 times around Dalton to rack up more than $700 in charges.  DPD investigators retrieved surveillance footage of several of the transactions and found that the suspects had children along during the incidents.   

Investigators distributed images of the two suspects in area media on Dec. 13.  After seeing news reports with the images, Jones and Norris contacted the Dalton Police Department.  An investigator obtained arrest warrants and served them Sunday after the pair surrendered.   

Norris was charged with 11 counts of financial transaction card fraud and one count of theft of lost or mislaid property.  Jones was charged with 12 counts of financial transaction card fraud and one count of theft of lost or mislaid property.  The mislaid property charge is in connection with taking the credit card in question, which investigators believe was dropped accidentally by the victim at a gas station.


Jean Marie Jones
Jean Marie Jones

County Commission Denies County School Request To Keep Lower-Paid Workers On Same State Pension Plan

The County Commission on Wednesday denied a request by the county schools to keep lower-paid school workers on the same state pension plan. Only Commissioners Warren Mackey and Greg Beck supported the school request. County employees and county school teachers have moved to a hybrid plan that is less costly for government. It applies only to newly hired employees. Christie ... (click for more)

County Commission Gets New Leadership As Bankston, Fairbanks Win 5-4 Votes

The County Commission has new leadership as Chester Bankston and Randy Fairbanks won 5-4 votes on Wednesday. Commissioner Bankston, who is from Ooltewah, defeated incumbent Chairman Jim Fields. Commissioner Fairbanks, of Soddy Daisy, won over Commissioner Joe Graham. The Bankston/Fairbanks team had the support of Tim Boyd, Marty Haynes and Sabrena Smedley. Greg Beck ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Is Right On The Muslim Threat - And Response (2)

Sheriff Hammond is exactly correct on the Muslims in Tennessee.  He sees with clear eyes the problem with the Muslims in our state and country.  They do want to take over Tennessee.  Our politicians are selling us down the river and allowing the trouble makers to dig in like tics and suck out the life's blood of our Constitution and take us over.  They ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Barners Trounce Who?

There is a website known as Grammarly that just completed a profound study. An automated proof-reading company (who I hope never finds out about me) collected 100 comments that each included over 50 words from the comment blogs of the nation’s preseason Top 25 college football teams. Then they fed them into the company’s huge algorithm computer and checked each fan base for punctuation, ... (click for more)

Pugh, Smith Lead Sale Creek Past East Ridge, 3-0

If Sale Creek’s Bailey Pugh and Ariana Smith were a comedy act, Pugh would be Ed McMahan and Smith would play Johnny Carson. On the court, Pugh sets up Smith, who finishes things with killer punch lines. That was certainly the case Tuesday at East Ridge High School where the visiting Lady Panthers rolled over the Lady Pioneers, 3-0, with game scores of 25-16, 25-8 and ... (click for more)

Luthringer, Boyd Earn First Wins In Prep Cross Country Tuesday

There were a couple of first-time winners on Tuesday afternoon at Camp Jordan as the Chattanooga Cross Country League had its first official meet of the season. It was plenty hot and the humidity was relentless, so race officials decided to shorten the first race from the customary 5K distance to a two-mile test. The heat didn’t seem to bother the overall winners as Signal ... (click for more)