Sewell sought in card, check theft case
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2012 | 1874 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Erica Sewell
Erica Sewell

The Cleveland Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a suspect wanted in connection with alleged stolen credit cards and checks.

Erica Sewell, 26, is also known as Erica Waters. She is wanted for theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and forgery, according to Detective Matt Jenkins of CPD’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Warrants have been filed for her arrest.

Sewell allegedly took credit cards and checks from James and Mary Lou Sluder's residence, located on South Ocoee Street.

Sewell used the stolen items to conduct illegal transactions at area businesses, according to Jenkins.

Attempts to apprehend Sewell have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with information on Erica Sewell’s whereabouts or information about the investigation is asked to contact Jenkins at 423-303-3134.

- A small child was found wandering in his neighborhood Monday morning and his father was arrested after a brief investigation.

Brian Jason Tigue Sr., 35, was charged with child abuse/neglect after deputy Gabe Thomas of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office saw Tigue’s 2-year-old child in the J-Mack Circle neighborhood, naked and carrying a towel.

Thomas asked the child where he lived. The child reportedly walked in the direction of his home, according to the report filed by Thomas.

Thomas said he made contact with Tigue, who stated he had taken medication and fallen asleep. The door to the residence was open.

Thomas noted the child was approximately 50 yards from his home.

Child Protective Services was notified and arrived on the scene to take custody of the child.

Tigue was transported to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge.

- Cleveland Police also arrested a woman Monday afternoon who reportedly left a child sitting in a car.

Officer Jennifer McGuire and officer Jennifer McKee were dispatched to an Inman Street address where the complainant had been sitting in her car, while waiting on her mother to finish some business.

According to the report, Danielle Marie Lucas, 23, parked her vehicle and went inside the address with a small child.

The complainant stated approximately 15 minutes passed when she heard a child crying.

She exited her vehicle and walked to the vehicle Lucas had parked. According to an affidavit, she looked into the vehicle and found a “little boy in a car seat behind the driver’s seat.”

“He was alone in the car and crying,” according to the complainant.

Further investigation revealed the door to the vehicle was not locked. The complainant then notified CPD.

Officer Jonathan Prince arrived at the scene and went inside the address in search of the owner, who was later identified as Lucas.

The affidavit noted Lucas was inside the address for “at least 10 minutes.”

Lucas was charged with child abuse and neglect.

She was transported to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge.