Caregiver charged with stealing ring
A Wichita Falls man hired to take care of an elderly woman is accused of stealing her $6,000 ring and selling it to a local precious metal company.
According to a police affidavit, Jacobi Glenn Marklin, 20, was at the woman’s home Dec. 13 when she tried to get out of bed when Marklin didn’t go to her room after repeated calls for help. When Marklin arrived, he found her on the floor and the woman had taken her wedding ring off because her fingers were swelling. She told officers that she instructed Marklin to place the ring on top of her dresser.
Some time later, the victim didn’t see the ring on the dresser.
After family members looked into the situation, they found the store at which Marklin allegedly sold the ring. When officers went to the business to follow up on the claims, there was an entry in the business’s log book showing the victim’s ring had been sold there. Marklin’s signature was also by the log book entry.
Marklin is charged with theft over $1,500 under $20,000 in connection with the incident. He was out on $15,000 bond from the Wichita County Jail Monday.
Man charged in assault case
A Wichita Falls man is charged after being accused of breaking through a window in the 4000 block of Cynthia and threatening two men at knife point.
Justin Ray Ibarra, 22, 1300 block of North Fifth Street, is charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident and was released on $5,000 bond.
According to an affidavit:
Two male victims were noticed by a police officer walking in the parking lot of the Country Club Village shopping center. The officer said he noticed one of the men had blood on his shirt. When the officer spoke with the men, they told him they were assaulted and had a knife held to their throats.
One of the victims told the officer he had been texting a woman who lives at the home on Cynthia and the three of them went to a local bar and then back to her house. All three were in bed when they heard a loud crash and breaking glass.
The trio was awakened by a man stating the woman was his girlfriend and began throwing glass at the men. As the victims were getting dressed, Ibarra allegedly held a knife to their throats and threatened to kill them.
The officer asked about the blood on one of the victim’s shirts. The victim lifted his shirt and the officer saw wounds to the chest, stomach and right shoulder.
Crime of the week
Crime Stoppers is seeking help solving a credit card abuse case. The suspect used the credit card at several stores across the city Feb. 19. The suspect is seen on surveillance video wearing a white sweatshirt and a white baseball hat.
Police have very little information about the suspect and could use help.
Anyone with information about this crime or any other felony crime can call 24 hours a day at 322-9888, or if calling long distance, call 800-322-9888. Callers never have to give their name, and if information leads to the arrest and board approval, callers could earn up to $1,000.