OXFORD, PA — A former Oxford resident, Jordan Russell, was arrested on September 12, 2023, by the Oxford Police Department (OPD) in connection to a theft of services case that dates back to November 2022. The arrest took place in the 200 block of South Third Street, according to the OPD.
The case began when a local auto repair shop, located along the same block, reported to police that a vehicle they had performed over $3,000 worth of repairs on had been stolen from their parking lot. The police and the shop owner made several unsuccessful attempts to contact the vehicle’s owner, Jordan Russell, who is now residing in Honey Brook, PA.
With no way to confirm the whereabouts of the vehicle, the OPD classified it as stolen and continued their efforts to locate Russell. The breakthrough came on May 22, 2023, when Russell was pulled over while driving the said vehicle in the area of Honey Brook.
Russell reportedly confirmed to the police that he had picked up the vehicle from the auto repair shop. He was subsequently given another chance to settle the payment for the services rendered by the shop. However, the lack of any follow-up from him led the OPD to issue a felony warrant for theft of services.
Following his arrest, Russell was processed and taken to the Oxford District Court for arraignment. He has since been released on unsecured bail. A preliminary hearing for this case has been scheduled for September 26, 2023.
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