Suspects sought in check theft and forgery case
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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Cleveland Police detectives were searching for the identity of two people wanted in connection with a stolen check and forgery, but officials got a break Thursday evening, according to Detective Bill Parks of the Criminal Investigations Division.

Parks said no arrests have been made at this time but should be forthcoming.

According to Parks, the male and female suspects had been shopping at Walmart North May 26.

“The male forged a stolen check and bought four tires valued at around $350. The two suspects then left in a White GMC Yukon. The male is also suspected of forging a check on the same date at Food Lion on Stuart Road,” Parks said.

Investigation is continuing.

- A car alarm alerted the owner of a possible burglary in progress where electronics were taken.

A report filed by deputy Ken Ritenour of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office indicated Krista Hill’s vehicles were parked in the driveway of her Bates Pike residence.

Hill said her children woke her after they heard a car alarm activate.

Hill stated she went outside and found the doors to her Chevrolet Blazer open, but found nothing missing.

She then checked her Dodge Caravan and discovered a JVC radio missing.

Hill estimated the value of the radio at $50.

Investigation is continuing and the area was placed on extra patrol, according to Ritenour.

- The U.S. Marshals Service today increased the reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of David Gordon Jenkins, 46, by $2,500. Jenkins is on the TBI Most Wanted List.

The reward for Jenkins’ arrest is at now $5,000 after he was put on the state’s most wanted list on April, according to officials with TBI.

According to TBI information, Jenkins’ last known address was in Manchester. He is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of Corey Nathaniel Matthews, 26.

Matthews was found beaten to death in a cornfield on March 24. Investigators believe Matthews was targeted by four men because of his affiliation with the Aryan Nation. Three are in custody charged with murder. Jenkins is the last remaining fugitive.

Jenkins is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, and weighs approximately 185 pounds.

He has numerous tattoos on his arms, left shoulder, chest, back and thighs, as well as numerous scars.

Jenkins should be considered armed and dangerous and approached only with extreme caution, according to TBI.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jenkins is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463).