Police: three false reports issued

Jan. 16, 2013 @ 06:03 PM

Police say a Henderson woman charged with filing a false police report that led to a Jan. 9 lockdown at Vance County Department of Social Service offices posted two more before her arrest Friday on three counts.

Sharon Denise Marrow, 38, of 1409 Reservoir St., whose address was also listed as 707 S. Carolina Ave., used multiple computers to post false warnings for police through the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers website, according to investigative reports.

Henderson Police Department detectives made an “exigent circumstances” request to Time Warner Cable to obtain computer IP addresses, isolating dates and times of the false warnings that ran Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week, according to statements in a search warrant affidavit filed in the case.

The IP addresses led to street addresses in Henderson, and HPD investigators searched Marrow’s two residences noted as close in proximity to one another.

Also in the affidavit document were a rundown on eight Crime Stopper complaints to Crime Stoppers from June 27 to Dec. 20 claiming knowledge of supposed pending robberies, a supposed kidnapping of a Marrow family female and supposed prostitution of 14- and 15-year-old girls on Reservoir and Mason streets, Park and South Carolina avenues and Old Epsom Road.

Investigators stated that there have been 15 prior Crime Stoppers tips received via the Crime Stoppers website that are similarly written as the three current tips regarding the threat at the Department of Social Services.

The tips used terminology such as “in danger,” “I am in fear of my life,” “please do something,” “please don’t let” and “please help us, our lives are in danger,” according to investigative notes included in the search warrant affidavit.
Seized at 1409 Reservoir St. was an HP laptop computer. A roster of seized items from the South Carolina Avenue location was not filed in Vance County Superior Court as of press time Wednesday.

HPD investigators stated that Marrow cancelled several appointments with the DSS office of Child Protective Services and missed another DSS appointment. Her latest appointment had been scheduled for Jan. 9, the day that the false warnings on the Crime Stoppers website started and the lockdown took place.

Marrow has a pending phone call harassment case against her stemming from a prior incident, with a Jan. 28 scheduled hearing in Vance County District Court. She also has two fraud felonies from 2009 scheduled to be heard on March 11 in district court.

She posted three accumulative $600 bond securities in the false reports charges, and is scheduled for a Jan. 29 hearing in district court.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com