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Couple in custody, charged in thefts

Couple in custody, charged in thefts

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A High Point man faces charges of aggravated assault against a police officer, escape from custody and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after attempting to elude law enforcement officers in Laredo, Texas.

Jason Timothy Cody, 21, remains in the Webb County Jail under $75,000 bond, said Robert Garcia of the Webb County Sheriff’s Department.

After facing charges there, Cody will be extradited to High Point.

Cody was arrested after attempting to escape arrest at the border between the U.S. and Mexico on April 24, said Lt. Keith Washington of the High Point Police Department. He and Casi Shea Foster, 19, had fled to Mexico days after being released on bond.

High Point police officers arrested Foster and Cody at their home at 613 Bridges Ave. on April 15.

Both were charged with fraud for selling stolen jewelry and home and garden tools at pawn shops in High Point and Thomasville.

Subsequent investigations revealed that the couple had been involved in several burglaries and larcenies in several jurisdictions, including High Point, Archdale and Thomasville, and Randolph, Guilford, Davidson and Forsyth counties.

Washington said they each posted a $3,500 bond for their release from the Guilford County jail. Foster was released April 19 and Cody on April 20 and the pair fled to Mexico.

Police said they attempted to re-enter the U.S. on April 24, but were detained at the border in Laredo. Authorities there identified Cody and arrested him. Cody managed to steal a police car and escape — injuring a police officer in the process. He wrecked the car several blocks away and tried to run toward the Mexican border.

Foster also was taken into custody in Texas, but was later released.

High Point Police Detective Kim Rieson said Foster’s mother and a bail bondsman convinced her to return to High Point. She was taken into custody at the police department on April 27 and is now in the Guilford County jail under a $375,000 bond.

Foster faces several charges of breaking and entering, felony conspiracy, larceny, fraud and possession of stolen firearms.

Her first court appearance is Wednesday.

Contact Tina Firesheets at 883-4422, Ext. 228, or tfiresheets@news-record.com

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