Cyber crime alleged in extradition case

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Two Marshall County residents are accused of being fugitives from justice and were arrested recently on warrants from other states.

Mathew Ryan Carey, 22, of Glenn Avenue, was arrested by Lewisburg Police Detective Sgt. Jimmy Oliver on Tuesday last week, Nov. 25.

"Mr. Carey had a criminal indictment out of Upshur County, Texas, for on-line solicitation of a minor," the detective sergeant reports. "Mr. Carey was held without bond pending extradition back to Texas."

in the other case, Francis Xavier Tordy, 57, of Ownby Road, was arrested by Deputy Layne Worsham of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department on Friday, Nov. 28.

Michelle Doerr of the Michigan Attorney General's office faxed the Sheriff's Department on Nov. 23, "requesting your assistance in arresting the following individual on our felony warrant. We will extradite."

Tordy's alleged crime is failing to pay child support in Michigan, and the warrant states his outstanding debt is $79,309.04 as of Oct. 15.

Carey and Tordy have both been held without bond, and were due in General Sessions Court on Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Department also arrested Steven W. Hargrove, 18, of 7th Avenue North. Hargrove is charged with vandalism and causing more than $1,000 worh of damage on Aug. 2 when he tore siding off the back of a single-wide trailer on Finley Beech Road without the owner's consent. At the same time Deputy Jerry Harden, assisted by Deputy Chad Bass and Lewisburg Police Officer Amanda Newcomb, arrested Hargrove on an "Instanter Capias" from Juvenile Court in Rutherford County charging Hargrove with aggravated burglary and curfew violation. The police report alleges that on Dec. 28, 2007, Hargrove, along with two other juveniles and one adult, broke in to a residence on Wellington Drive in Murfreesboro. The report states that the foursome left the residence without taking anything because they could see from photographs on display that the house belonged to a police officer.

Harden's report states that he found Hargrove in a bedroom at the address on 7th Avenue North at about 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24.

"I told him he was under arrest and handcuffed him," Harden reported. "He asked what the arrest was for. I told him it was for vandalism with a bond of $6,000 and a capias out of Rutherford County."

A "capias" is an arrest warrant ordering the sheriff or another police officer to take a person into custody because he or she refuses to show up to court, but "instanter capias" means that the court directs law enforcement to bring the named person before them immediately, with no bond.

Hargrove's court date in Lewisburg is Tuesday, Dec. 9.