Clayton Woman Arrested On Governor’s Warrant

Clayton Police have arrested a Clayton woman wanted in Virginia for allegedly using someone else’s identity and fraudulently obtaining money.

66-year-old Sarah J. Wagoner of 429 Black Forest Drive was taken into custody Monday by Clayton Police and will be held without bond in the Johnston County Jail on felony charges of Identity Theft and Obtaining Money by False Presence. She was arrested without incident at her home. Deputies from Rockingham County in Virginia will come to take her back to Virginia to face those charges.

The request for arrest came through North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s office, after the Rockingham County District Attorney made the request to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. These “governor warrants” are often used in cases to obtain the presence of a person in one state, when the person is actually know to live or be in custody in another state.

The warrants from the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County states Wagoner accessed identifying information from another person without their permission and then used that ID to obtain money belonging to Wells Fargo valued at “$200 or more.”