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Silver Springs woman accused of taking stolen truck on joyride

A 33-year-old Silver Springs woman is facing theft charges after she allegedly stole a man’s pickup truck and took it on a joyride.

On May 3, 2024, at around 2:30 p.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence located on SE 17th Place in Silver Springs in reference to a stolen vehicle. The deputy made contact with the male victim who advised that his Ford F-250 pickup truck and cellphone had been stolen by Jessi Nicole Icenhower, according to the arrest report.

Jessi Nicole Icenhower, 33, of Silver Springs
Jessi Nicole Icenhower, 33, of Silver Springs

The victim stated that Icenhower had arrived at his home earlier that morning to speak with one of his friends. According to the victim’s statement, he “has never got along with (Icenhower),” and so kept his distance from her while she was at the residence.

When Icenhower’s friend left the victim’s home, Icenhower remained at the property and claimed that she was “waiting on a ride.” The victim told the deputy that Icenhower was standing near the passenger door of his truck around this time, according to the report.

The victim advised that he was “working on (his) property” when he saw Icenhower entering his pickup truck. He stated that he yelled at Icenhower as she backed out of the driveway in the pickup truck. Moments later, Icenhower allegedly sped down SE 17th Place in the stolen vehicle.

The deputy noted in the report that the keys to the pickup truck had been in the ignition prior to the theft, and his cellphone was inside the vehicle as well. The combined value of the vehicle and cellphone was estimated at $1,150.

Two days later, on May 5, the victim found his pickup truck abandoned on the side of an unspecified road, according to the report.

The sheriff’s office launched an investigation, and an MCSO detective made contact with a man who was in an “on-again off-again relationship” with Icenhower. During an interview on May 6, the boyfriend told the detective that he had gotten into an argument with Icenhower over the stolen pickup truck, and she had allegedly admitted to taking the vehicle for a “joyride.”

According to the boyfriend’s statement, Icenhower was “trying to trade the truck for another one.”

On Tuesday, June 11, Icenhower was located and arrested. She was transported to Marion County Jail, where she is currently being held on a $3,500 bond.

Icenhower is being charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and first-degree petit theft over $100 but less than $300.

A court date has not been scheduled yet, according to jail records.