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Crime & Violence Report

Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015. 8:47 pm CST.

Crime & Violence Report

Crime & Violence Report

Wednesday, January 7, 2015. AAROM HUMES Reporting: Jason Joseph Williams faces more jail time after being convicted today of theft of a motor vehicle he rented.

The 36 year old Williams saw a five-year sentence for theft tacked on to the two five-year sentences he is already serving for firearm and ammunition convictions.

On January 6, 2014, Williams rented a 2007 Kia Sport silver vehicle valued at $34,000 for 2 days at $150 per day from the owner of Euphrates Auto Rental, Robert Wagner.

According to Wagner, he contacted Williams on January 9 after Williams had failed to return the vehicle on time.

Williams asked for another 2 weeks with the vehicle as he was supposedly taking care of a land matter in Placencia.

Wagner said he refused and asked for the return of the vehicle and extra costs but when he tried reaching Williams several times after that by phone, he did not answer.

Police eventually recovered the vehicle two months later in Placencia, on March 6.

Williams testified that he did rent the vehicle from Wagner on January 6 but disputed the charge of theft, as according to him the charge sheet listed the date of the offense as January 6.

But Magistrate Dale Cayetano ruled otherwise and against Williams, whose term of imprisonment continues.




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