A Frankfort man has been indicted on charges of identity theft after he used another man’s personal information in an attempt to evade arrest for an outstanding warrant, says a local prosecutor.
Frankfort Police stopped by 48-year-old Leon “Rusty” Tracy’s 521 Poa Drive residence to serve an outstanding arrest warrant on April 21, but he wasn’t home, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said Wednesday.
When the officer was driving away, he pulled a man over who resembled Tracy, but that person denied he was Tracy and identified himself as Mike Harrod, Cleveland said. He gave the officer Harrod’s Social Security number and birth date.
“(The officer) lets him go and a bit later he sees him again and he asks him what his address is, and he gives the address of Mike Harrod,” he said.
“A couple days later, the same officer pulls him over and he recognized him as the same individual, and the guy starts running.”
The officer arrested him, and the man admitted he identified himself as Harrod, but his name is actually Rusty Tracy, Cleveland said.
“He knew everything about this guy, and he was using the other guy’s information to avoid getting arrested for the outstanding warrant – he was charged with theft of identity as a result.”
Others indicted on Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury include:
>George Newton, 45, of 211 New St., for driving under the influence of alcohol and wanton endangerment after he drove his vehicle into a house at 608 Shelby St. where a girl was present Dec. 11.
>Ashley Reed, 25, 120 Marlowe Court #94, and Amanda Reed, 28, 525 Dry Ridge Road, for receiving stolen property March 30.
The women came into possession of seven pieces of stolen jewelry from Woodford County worth over $500. They took the items to pawn at Dan’s Discount Pawn Shop, the indictment says.
>Katlyn Taylor, 22, of Lawrenceburg for possession of oxycontin prescription pills. She was pulled over at a traffic stop in a vehicle that was reported as being driven without authorization June 23. Officers found seven pills wrapped in cellophane in her purse.