Women sought in stolen debit, credit card case
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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Cleveland detectives are searching for the identity of two women who took a wallet from another woman and used her debit and credit card to spend thousands of dollars.

According to detective Bill Parks of Cleveland Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, his investigation has revealed the two alleged offenders stole the victim’s property while she was at a local restaurant.

“A few minutes later, two black females entered the Target store and used a stolen debit card and a credit card,” Parks said.

The pair purchased gift cards with a value of $6,000.

Parks said the two suspects then went to a Chattanooga Target location and used the gift cards to purchase iPad tablet devices.

Anyone having information regarding the identity of the two women is asked to contact Parks at 559-3321.

- A fugitive from Virginia was taken into custody in Bradley County this weekend.

According to a report filed by deputy Doug Boucher of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Jimmy Smith made contact with Edward Verner at the intersection of Gaut and 6th Streets.

After further investigation, the National Crime Information Center database indicated Verner was wanted in Virginia on several counts of felony burglary, according to the report.

Verner attempted to flee and was found a short time later.

After a body frisk, deputies located suspected marijuana inside Verner’s pants pocket.

Verner was taken to the Bradley County Jail and is being held on the Virginia warrants for five counts of breaking and entering, grand larceny and three counts of stolen property, according to Boucher.

Additional charges locally could be pending.

- The pastor of a church located on Keith Valley Road discovered someone had caused damage to several doors at Amazing Grace Baptist Church.

The incident occurred last week, according to a report filed by deputy Robert Jones.

Marvin Carr reported damage to a glass door, a set of French doors and also an exterior wall.

At the time of the initial offense report, it was unclear if the offender had been inside the church.

Damage to the church was estimated at $2,500.