CEDAR CITY, Utah, Dec. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A pair of out-of-state suspects were allegedly found in a hotel room in Cedar City with “several hundred” fake IDs and fraudulent credit cards, as well as methamphetamine and marijuana.
Probable cause statements from the 5th District Court of Iron County said Lance Dominique Mann, 29, and Ashley Mariah Huddy, 23, were arrested Saturday morning and are being held without bail in Iron County Jail.
They each face charges of:
- 15 charges of unlawful acquisition/possession/transfer of a financial card, a third-degree felony
- 21 charges of identity fraud, a third-degree felony
- Possession of a forgery writing device, a third-degree felony
- Possession of a controlled substance, schedule I/II/analog, a class A misdemeanor
- Possession of a controlled substance, marijuana/spice, a class B misdemeanor
Huddy is also facing a charge of mail theft, value of mail less than $1,000, a class A misdemeanor.
Cedar City officers responded to the La Quinta hotel after a report that the suspects had been problematic to other tenants, the statement for both suspects said.
“La Quinta also provided evidence of drug use going on in the room,” the statement added. “Officers made contact at the door and could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside of the room.”
The male suspect, subsequently identified as Mann, allowed officers into the room, the statement said, and drugs were visible in plain view. At that point, Mann and a female later identified as Huddy were detained and officers applied for a search warrant.
The warrant was approved and the search was conducted.
“Several hundred credit cards under different names, several hundred IDs, blank credit cards ready to be stamped, a credit card making machine, methamphetamine and marijuana were all found,” the statement said.
The suspects were advised that they are under arrest, and the FBI was notified as they are from out of state, the statement said.
“It should be noted that Dominique could be charged with several hundred counts of possession of a stolen credit card and identity theft,” the statement added.
Another Cedar City officer is also working on a separate case involving Huddy, “who has been stealing UPS packages off of people’s front porches here in Cedar City,” the statement said.
A second probable cause statement for Huddy said that on Friday, the arresting officer was called to a theft of mail after it was delivered from UPS.
“There is video from the homeowner showing a picture of a female subject with dark hair,” the statement said. “Her hair was in a bun with bright red hair on top. She grabbed the recent delivered packages and ran to a silver SUV.”
The arresting officer wrote in the statement he told Huddy he had a video of her allegedly stealing packages.
“At the time we were discussing stolen credit cards and she admitted to stealing the packages,” the statement said. “While transporting her to the police department she said she wanted to let me know that the packages should be in a car that officers had impounded.”
The statement for both suspects said the pair “have been going around to different cities and states to commit these theft and fraud related crimes. These crimes have hundreds and hundreds of victims from many different states. For these reasons we respectfully request a no bail.”