ELKINS - An Elkins woman is being held in Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $15,000 cash or surety bond after she allegedly attempted to break into her father's apartment, police said.
Jamie Lynn Jacobson, 28, was charged Tuesday with one count of burglary, a felony, and was arraigned by Randolph County Magistrate Rob Elbon.
Patrolman G.L. Brown of the Elkins Police Department, the investigating officer who also wrote the criminal complaint, said he responded to an apartment on First Street in Elkins "in reference to a female subject breaking into her father's apartment," which eventually turned into a physical argument. Brown wrote that "upon arrival, both parties were in a verbal argument" and he was able to identify the female subject as Jacobson.
The father, identified as Robert Jacobson, told Brown "he did hear knocking at his door but ignored it because he was in bed and had to get up early for work." However "after a couple of minutes...(Jamie Jacobson) then entered the apartment using a credit card to swipe the door lock open and then proceeded to the living room where (Robert Jacobson) was located and advised him she was not leaving the premises," the complaint reads.
According to the complaint, the two of them argued over whether or not Jamie Jacobson had belongings in the apartment. Eventually, Robert Jacobson asked her to leave and she "pushed him twice" and refused to leave, Brown wrote. She "also tried to leave the residence concealing items that were not hers" and when Brown confronted her, she gave the items back, according to the complaint.
Jamie Jacobson was arrested in April on one count of grand larceny, a felony, and two counts of receiving or transferring stolen property, a misdemeanor. According to the criminal complaint, she allegedly stole an engagement ring and a cell phone, valued at $999 and $199 respectively.
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