I was entered into the NCIC as a felony fugitive warrant with extradition to 48 states.
There was no District Attorney’s (at the time it was Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds) Request For Extradition Authority Form Signed and no Magistrate Judge’s Order.
The “HIT” confirmation (person responsible) for my arrest in Kentucky on March 30, 2013,was the name Stephenson *, from the Cobb County Sheriff’s office. I don’t know if there is someone name Stephenson that worked for the Cobb County Sheriff’s office on March 30, 2013. There was the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk named Jay Stephenson’s whose last day of employment there was December 31, 2012. The arrest “HIT” confirmation was given on March 30, 2013, which was three months after Jay Stephenson’s last day as Clerk of Superior Court of Cobb County. Judge George Kreeger announced his retirement/resignation on July 4, 2012, and his last day as a Cobb County Superior Court Judge was September 30, 2012.
Below the name of Confirmer of the "HIT": Stephenson
Remarks: Warrant is Active. Please place a hold on this above subject. We will extradite. Please contact Invest. Claunch at 770-499-4672.
I was not extradited to Georgia.
I was the passenger when we were pulled over less than a mile from the meeting by Kentucky State Police Trooper Zalone, Fleming County Police Officer Aaron Workman and Fleming County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Meade. The initial stop was for a seat belt violation.
I was then ordered to remove the contents of my purse, which I did. My sister gave the purse to me, when she visited at Christmas a few months earlier. There were some items in one of the compartments, which I did not know were there. There were some old expired credit cards, a medical card with some numbers on it and a picture ID from a B.J.’s store which was clearly not me. Trooper Zalone took them and said “Wendi Cole”. I said there is no one by that name the name has been changed. This is because my sister was divorced a few years earlier and changed her name back to her maiden name.
Trooper Zalone became very angry and asked, “What is the name” and I answered “Wendi Ferber”. He left with the items and returned to the truck and said, “There is no person by the name Wendi Ferber or Wendi Cole”, I think you are someone who has a warrant out for your arrest”. I said, “I am Marla Wright and there is an illegal warrant out for my arrest from Georgia, and this purse was given to me by my sister, yes there is such a person”. I was then charged with giving an officer a false name, but Trooper Zalone returned all the expired credit cards, picture id and papers back to me. He never kept the evidence and his Police Report states that he was given items in the name of Wendi Ferber. There were no items in my possession or that were given to him with that name.
I was arrested in Flemingsburg Kentucky for the Cobb County Georgia Sheriff’s Office felony warrant with full extradition on my civil divorce case, which was dismissed by Fleming County District Court Judge Frank H. McCartney. I was also charged with giving an officer a false name and was held in the Mason County Kentucky jail for five days with no extradition hearing. According to Fleming County Attorney John C. Price, Cobb County Georgia never answered Kentucky when they were contacted about the NCIC felony warrant with extradition to 48 states.