Jefferson County Sheriff's Office property clerk indicted for felony theft

Beaumont Enterprise, beaumontenterprise.com
BYLINE: Beth Rankin

Jefferson County, TX

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Merisa Jones Pickens was arrested Nov. 24 and charged with felony theft after Jefferson County Sheriff's Office officials say she stole about $1,000 from the evidence room. Photo courtesy of Pickens' Facebook page / BE

A property clerk for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has been indicted by a grand jury for theft by a public servant, a state jail felony.

Merisa Jones Pickens, 42, was arrested Nov. 24 and charged with felony theft, said Deputy Rod Carroll, spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Court documents show Pickens received $1,100 as evidence on July 1 to hold in the property office. Her ex-boyfriend notified authorities that she kept the money and Pickens confessed after being confronted, according to court documents.

Pickens, a Beaumont resident, posted a $6,000 bond on the same day she was arrested, according to Carroll.

If convicted, Pickens could be sentenced to up to two years a in state jail.

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