A self-storage tenant was arrested in Pearcy, Ark., on Monday on a felony count of second-degree forgery and a misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal impersonation. Jason Alan Alexander, 35, allegedly used another person’s name and driver’s license when renting a unit in November, according to the source.
The owner of the unidentified self-storage facility told investigators she noted Alexander didn’t resemble the photo on the driver’s license he used when signing his rental agreement. When she confronted him about it, he told her he didn’t look the same because he had lost a lot of weight, the source reported.
When Garland County, Ark., sheriff’s Cpl. Felix Hunter responded to an unrelated call at the storage facility on Dec. 16, he encountered two men on the property, one of whom identified himself as Alexander. When Hunter discussed the two men with the owner, she told him the man who said he was Alexander had used a different name to rent the unit.
By March 16, Alexander was more than 45 days delinquent on his rent, and the storage owner considered the unit abandoned, according to the source. Investigators talked to the owner that day about suspected stolen property found inside the unit.
Though Alexander allegedly used an alias at the time of rental, the address he provided was later determined to be his, the source reported.
The felony forgery count against Alexander carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, while the misdemeanor criminal impersonation charge is punishable by up to a year in jail. Alexander remained in custody as of Tuesday in lieu of a $3,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Garland County District Court on June 20.
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