Most ancient etymologists derived Rhea (Ῥέα) by metathesis from ἔρα "ground", although a tradition embodied in Plato and in Chrysippus connected the word with ῥέω (rheo), "flow," "discharge," which is what LSJ supports. Alternatively, the name Rhea may be connected with words for the pomegranate, ῥόα, later ῥοιά.
Jessica (originally Iessica, also Jesica, Jesika, Jessicah, Jessika, or Jessikah) is a female given name.
The oldest written record of the name with its current spelling is found as the name of the Shakespearean character Jessica, from the play The Merchant of Venice. The name may have been an Anglicisation of the biblical Iscah (from the Hebrew: יִסְכָּה : yisekāh), the name of a daughter of Haran briefly mentioned in the Book of Genesis 11:29. Iscah was rendered "Iesca" (Jeska) in the Matthew Bible version available in Shakespeare's day.
The original Hebrew name Yiskāh, means "foresight," or being able to see the potential in the future. The Hebrew root sakhah (ס.כ.ה) means "to see", so the name Yiskah, with the added future-tense yod, implies foresight. Iscah is the niece of Abraham.
Prior police reports from D.C. also show Ford was arrested three times last year in the area of the White House.
On Sunday, April 16, 2017, Jessica Ford was arrested and charged after she tried to climb over a climb over a crowd control barrier in front of the White House.
Jessica Ford was charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful entry. At a D.C. Superior Court hearing Monday, a judge ordered Ford to stay away from the White House grounds and nearby area.
Courts documents said a Secret Service officer approached Jessica Ford and tried to have a conversation with her when he noticed her across the street from the White House in Lafayette Square on the afternoon of Sunday, April 16, 2017. Jessica Ford declined to speak with the agent and replied “No, I’m going to jump the fence,” then ran toward the White House fence and placed both hands atop the security barrier before she was grabbed by officers.
Jessica Ford was arrested about 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017 just two hours after she arrived in Washington, according to court documents.
A month later in May 2017 she was arrested for trying to scale the White House fence and violating the stay-away order.
Then in July 2017, she was arrested again for violating the order. She pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge and as part of a plea agreement, charges for the May incident were dismissed.
A judge sentenced Ford to 120 days in jail, but it was a suspended sentence on the condition that she complete a year of supervised probation.
Ford has lengthy criminal history in Davidson County, Tennessee and Rutherford County, Tennessee.
In July 2003, Smyrna, Tennessee Police charged Jessica Ford with public intoxication, misuse of 9-1-1 and resisting stop-and-frisk halt.
Later in 2003, Jessica Ford was cited on two occasions for felony prescription fraud. The first incident occurred in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in November, and the second in December in Smyrna.
Jessica Ford faced several more charges related to the string of incidents from 2004 to 2006, including multiple counts of violation of probation, resisting arrest and failure to appear by Smyrna Police, Murfreesboro Police and Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. She was jailed intermittently during that period, as well.
Ford registered as an ex-con felony drug offender in Davidson County in November 2011.
Soon after, she was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass by Metro Police in Dec. 2011 and failure to appear in court on those charges in Feb. 2012. Both incidents listed her under the name Jessica Ferrer.
According to the affidavit from her 2011 arrest in Nashville, police say:
At this time, it is unclear if Ford remained in Tennessee between her 2012 arrest in Nashville and her April 2017 offense in Washington.
Unlawful entry (Feb. 2018)
Misdemeanor Unlawful Entry (Apr. 2017)
Failure to appear (Feb. 2012)
Misdemeanor criminal trespass (Dec. 2011)
Failure to appear (Feb. 2012)
Multiple counts of violation of probation, resisting arrest and failure to appear (2004-2006)
Felony prescription fraud (Dec. 2003)
Felony prescription fraud (Nov. 2003)
Driving Under the Influence, refusing a blood-alcohol test and violating open container laws (Sep. 2003)
Carrying a pistol without a license (Feb. 2018)
Possession of unregistered firearm (Feb. 2018)
Aggravated assault on police officer (Feb. 2018)
Assault with a dangerous weapon-car (Feb. 2018)
Destruction of government property (Feb. 2018)
Contempt of court (Fen. 2018)
Contempt of court (Feb. 2018)