RACHEL C. DOVE
MARROWBONE - One defendant was arrested and another is evading law enforcement on felony theft charges that stem from an employee of the Marrowbone Junction Convenience Store allegedly conspiring with her boyfriend to steal tobacco products totaling almost $11,000.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Mingo County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Joe Smith, between the dates of Jan. 1 and March 31, Amy Williams, 28, of Kermit and Jeremiah Waller, of Marrowbone, conspired to steal approximately 210 cartons of cigarettes and 10 rolls of Skoal products from the business where Williams was employed.
The complaint stated that Waller would distract other store employees from the front counter of the business owned by Terri Blake, where Williams worked as a cashier, to enable her to remove the tobacco products from the shelf and give them to her boyfriend without being detected.
Upon questioning, Williams allegedly told the officer some of the products were sold for cash, while others were exchanged for prescription drugs.
The defendant was charged with felony counts of conspiracy and fraudulent schemes. She was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Pam Newsome, who set bail at $11,000. She was released from custody after meeting bond requirements.
Smith continues to search for co-defendant Waller regarding this crime.