IIRC, they were messages via Facebook Messenger. James was out of minutes on his phone. When that happened, he usually switched to Messenger. A lot of locals also said they used it because cell phone service was sketchy out there.
True, if Angela sent a text to JM's number, he wouldn't have gotten it for quite a while.
Prosecution touched on this very little. It barely registered in the BCI testimony. I wish they had been a little clearer about what happened.
BTW, the placing of the GPS device on James Manley's vehicle (April 22, 2017)
came several weeks before the search of the Peterson Rd farm (May 12, 2017)
Also, why did BCI originally say they placed the GPS tracker on James Manley's truck because the truck was related a case of aggravated murder? It wasn't.
Here's some of the timeline:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
PCSO/BCI conduct an audio interview with Jake Wagner
Friday, April 21, 2017
Rhoden family members plead with public for tips to solve murders
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Pike County LE place a GPS tracking device on truck owned by James Manley, brother of Dana Manley Rhoden. LE claims it was placed there because the truck was related to an aggravated murder case
Friday, April 28, 2017
- James Manley finds and removes tracking device and destroys it
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
PCSO/BCI conducts an audio interview with Jake and Angela Wagner
Approx. May 5, 2017
Jacob Wagner asks ___ Brown if he can store some trailers on his property. He tells him his farm is sold and he and his brother have found good paying jobs up north and are moving there. He needs to move out of farm for new owners. JW drops off 3 trailers at the Brown property a week before the search
Monday, May 8, 2017
PCSO/BCI conducts audio interview with George Wagner III
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Jake Wagner stopped his activities related to intercepting, wire, oral or electronic communications, per Count 20 of his Indictment
May 10, 2017
BCI search at 260 Peterson Rd
May 5 - May 12, 2017
Sometime after dropping off 3 trailers loaded with furniture and personal possessions, Jacob Wagner and family leave the area. Later posts on FB show photos of them in a location resembling areas in Alaska or Canada.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Abt 11 am - PCSO, BCI, Adams County SO, Ohio Dept. of Corrections STAR and other Ohio LE agencies conduct a search at properties related to Jacob Wagner & family.
260 Peterson Rd, Peebles, OH - farm formerly owned by Wagner's parents, where JW resided with his mother, father, brother, daughter Sophia Rhoden Wagner and daughter of his brother George
Unlimited Motors, St Hwy 41, Peebles, OH - Auto repair business and farm of ___ Brown, friend of J Wagner.