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Two accused of several burglaries in region

Jul. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

IRONTON -- A Greenup County, Ky., woman has been charged in connection with several burglaries while a Greenup County man faces similar charges in Lawrence County, Ohio, and Boyd and Greenup counties in Kentucky, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

The sheriff's office took reports of at least five burglaries in the last half of June where someone broke into Lawrence County residences and stole flat-screen televisions, according to sheriff's office reports. The burglaries ranged from near the Scioto County line to the Chesapeake area, according to a news release.

Some of the flat-screens reportedly were sold for $200 each, Lawless said.

The office has seen an increase of daytime burglaries in June and July. Items including televisions, jewelry, firearms and other items were reported stolen, according to the release. Stolen items were found in pawn shops from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Ashland and Huntington, according to Lawless.

During one of the burglaries, a younger juvenile was inside the residence and witnessed the burglary, according to the release. The two suspects were identified as John M. Clark, 30, of Greenup, Ky., and Tawanna L. Talbert, 38, of Wurtland, Ky., according to the release.

Arrest warrants were secured for the suspects and area law enforcement was notified to be on the alert for a white Chevrolet truck believed to be used by the suspects.

Clark and Talbert were arrested July 4 in Boyd County, according to the release. Talbert waived extradition back to Ohio to face charges here. She was in court Monday in both Ironton Municipal Court and Lawrence County Municipal Court. She is charged with five counts of complicity to burglary.

Clark faces several counts of burglary in Lawrence County, according to the release. He also faces charges in both Boyd County and Greenup County in Kentucky, according to the release.

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