|Charlestown Police make arrest in theft case|
|Written by George Browning|
|Tuesday, 05 March 2013 00:00|
On February 26 a customer and owner of a local business contacted Charlestown Police Department for a theft report after discovering that the customer’s two rings had been stolen. The female victim reported to police that she had entered the business on February 25 and had left the store without realizing she had accidentally left her wedding band and diamond wedding ring behind. The victim informed police that she began retracing her steps after discovering the rings were missing that included a phone call to the store. A store employee told the victim that her rings had been located inside the store and could be picked up the next business day. On February 26 the female victim arrived to the store only to discover that the two rings were missing.
The owner of the store began questioning employees and obtained information that one of the employees, 19 year old Amanda Shilo Colwell had allegedly stolen the rings and had possibly sold them at a Clarksville pawn shop.
Charlestown Police were able to locate and place the two rings on a law enforcement hold; only to discover that after Colwell found out that police were investigating, she attempted to retrieve the evidence from the store.
Charlestown Police were informed by the pawn shop employees that their store policy is to obtain a copy of the persons drivers license and fingerprint anytime someone sells them property. Pawn store employees told police that the female suspect had told them that she and her fiancé had recently broken off their engagement and that she wanted to sell them the rings.
The next day, the employee stated that Colwell arrived attempting to retrieve the rings but was turned away. On February 27 Colwell was arrested for D-felony theft charges where she provided police with an admission statement.
The rings were returned to the victim and Colwell was subsequently transported to the Clark County Jail for incarceration.