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Man arrested in Marshall University textbook thefts

Jul. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Reports from the Marshall University Police Department provided the following information:

A Ceredo man was arrested Wednesday by Huntington Police, who were responding to a disturbance and found an active arrest warrant had been issued by the Marshall University Police Department.

Jason Lee Yarber, 31, is charged with three felony counts for false pretense, fraudulent schemes and grand larceny.

The warrant was issued after a student had stolen 20 textbooks worth more than $1,900 from Drinko Library between May 3 and July 18 and sold them to Stadium Bookstore, sometimes altering the book to appear used, according to Marshall Police Chief Jim Terry.

Yarber remained incarcerated on Thursday at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville.

PETIT LARCENY: A student reported that his iPad, worth $800, was taken from a room in Drinko Library on July 20. He said he had left the room for about 20 minutes and returned to find it gone.

LARCENY: A complainant from Big Green reported that $100 was missing from a bank deposit that had been prepared on July 10 at the office in Gullickson Hall.

LARCENY: A bike was stolen from a bike rack outside Twin Towers West between 11 p.m. July 8 and the early morning hours of July 9. The student reported that the lock had been cut. The value was $300.

GRAND LARCENY: A student reported that sometime between June 16 and July 5, someone entered his dorm room in Twin Towers West and stole $150 in Japanese currency, $130 in U.S. currency, $10 in quarters and a gold wristwatch valued at $1,000.