ELKINS - An Elkins woman facing a felony charge of grand larceny pleaded guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor, as part of an agreement Thursday, and also was arraigned on a separate charge in Randolph County Magistrate Court.
Jamie Lynn Jacobson, 28, was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which was suspended for one year unsupervised probation and a $250 fine plus court costs. In addition, Jacobson must enroll in an outpatient drug treatment program.
She was arrested in April for allegedly stealing another woman's engagement ring and cell phone, police said.
Also Tuesday, Jacobson was arraigned before Magistrate Rob Elbon and charged with misdemeanor petit larceny for allegedly stealing a Peebles credit card, checks and prescription pills from her grandmother.
On May 5, the Elkins Police Department received a written statement from Jacobson's grandmother saying Jacobson had come to spend the night at her residence. According to the statement, while the grandmother was asleep Jacobson "went through everything in her apartment."
According to the criminal complaint, the grandmother had caught Jacobson trying to steal her shoes on two different occasions and told her she needed to leave the apartment. Jacobson's grandmother said after Jacobson had left the residence she noticed there were "checks missing out of her checkbook" and that "Jacobson also took her Peebles credit card and some pills that were prescribed to her (the grandmother)."
On May 9, members of the Elkins Police Department found items behind the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, located on South Davis Avenue in Elkins, that belonged to Jacobson, according to the complaint. Inside the belongings there was a Peebles credit card and also a prescription bottle bearing the name of Jacobson's grandmother.
The Elkins Police Department turned the case over to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office because the residence belonging to Jacobson's grandmother is located outside of Elkins city limits.
Jacobson is currently housed at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000 cash only.
Jacobson also was charged with burglary earlier this month after she allegedly attempted to break into her father's apartment, police said.
Also in Magistrate Court Tuesday, a hearing for Paul David Owens, 48, on felony burglary charges was