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Two charged in string of burglaries

Jul. 18, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- An Ironton area woman has been charged with obstruction of justice, and a Scioto County man has been charged with four counts of burglary and two misdemeanor theft charges in connection with several burglaries in the Wheelersburg area.

Anthony Huff, 31, of Otway, Ohio, and Melissa Keating, 31, of County Road 6, Ironton, were arrested Tuesday, according to the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini.

The sheriff's office received calls from several Tipton Lane residents reporting that someone had gotten into several cars and houses, according to the release. The thefts were reported in the area of Ohio 522, Herms Hill and Dogwoods Ridge areas.

As part of an investigation, detectives responded to Bennett School House Road in Minford, Ohio, and located several items reported stolen, including purses, credit cards, phones, cameras, televisions, stereo speakers and household items including a stove and a microwave, according to the release.

Detectives also recovered several items stolen from vehicles in Kentucky and are working with law enforcement officials in Kentucky, according to the release.

Authorities subsequently located two possible suspects and arrested Huff and Keating. The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to an upcoming Scioto County grand jury, according to the release.

Huff was being held without bond pending a court appearance. Bond was set at $5,000 for Keating.

Anyone with information about the burglaries and thefts is asked to contact Det. Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091.

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