An arrest warrant has been issued for a Sallisaw man who allegedly stole money from a man who fell asleep at a Roland slot machine.
Charles Jason Jarvis, 41, faces a grand larceny charge after he reportedly stole a $126.95 slot machine cash-out ticket from Roderick Allen Releford on Nov. 8 at the Cherokee Casino in Roland.
Releford had reportedly fallen asleep while playing a slot machine, allowing Jarvis to print out the ticket and redeem it at another slot machine.
Security personnel at the casino were able to give officers the direction Jarvis had headed when he left the casino.
Jarvis was stopped on U.S. Highway 64 near Roland Road, about 1 mile east of the casino. He denied stealing the ticket and refused to provide any details about the incident.
Surveillance video at the casino revealed Releford as he was falling asleep at the slot machine. Jarvis can be seen walking by the sleeping man several times. He then went reached over and printed out the cash-out ticket. Releford woke up and reported the incident to casino staff.
Records show that Jarvis was convicted of two previous felonies, including knowingly concealing stolen property by the Sallisaw Police Department in June 2014. He received a three-year suspended sentence for that offense. In September 2015 he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance by the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office. He received a five-year suspended sentence in that case.
Grand larceny is a felony that is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.
Jarvis’ bond was set at $5,000.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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