Woman denies complicity charge

Published 9:26 am Tuesday, June 7, 2011

An Ashland woman accused of complicity in a theft at a South Point business has denied the charge.

Crystal Reeves, 28, of 2272 Winchester Ave., pleaded not guilty Monday in Lawrence County Municipal Court.

Reeves is accused of helping two men steal money from Super Wash Coin Laundry on Saturday.

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South Point Police Chief Chris Mahjer said that one of the three went into a bathroom at the business, then came out claiming that the toilet was overflowing. While an attendant was getting a mop to clean the floor, two others went into an office and stole money.

Reeves and one of the men fled in a car while the second man run away on foot, Mahjer said.

The get-away vehicle was recovered later at an apartment complex in Sheridan.

Reeves later tried to report the vehicle stolen but upon questioning by a South Point police officer, she admitted to being with the two other suspects, Mahjer said.

Police are still looking for the two men.

The police chief said the suspects stole under $300.

Business co-owner Sue Rodriguez was in court Monday to see Reeves arraigned and wants to see the two men brought to justice as well.

“We’ll have to do a lot of (business) to get the money back that they stole,” she said.

Rodriguez declined to say how much was taken.

Reeves is scheduled to be back in court Monday for a pretrial hearing.

Bond was set at $2,500 but she did not post. She’s remains in the Lawrence County Jail.