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Woman, 20, arrested in cab company robbery

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 01:05 AM

SOUTH POINT, Ohio -- A woman wanted in connection with a robbery at the Metro Cab Co. last month turned herself into authorities Friday, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

Leigha Paige Maynard, 20, of County Road 2, Chesapeake, turned herself in to authorities Friday morning at Lawrence County Municipal Court west of Chesapeake.

Detectives interviewed the defendant, and she confessed to her involvement in the robbery, Lawless said.

She was arraigned on a charge of robbery. Her bond was set at $25,000. She was taken to the Lawrence County Jail in Ironton pending further court proceedings.

"Detectives working the case developed suspects and obtained arrest warrants early in the investigation," Lawless said. "They have been able to stay just out of our reach, but we hope to make more arrests soon."

Three people entered the cab company located at 132 County Road 410, South Point, on Sept. 10, wearing dark and camouflaged clothing with bandanas covering part of their faces, Lawless said.

They were carrying what appeared to be paintball and pellet guns, he said. One of the suspects shot an employee several times at close range with the paintball gun, Lawless said. They took envelopes containing an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, he said.

"This was a serious situation that left the attendant injured by means of a dangerous weapon," Lawless said.

Authorities have arrest warrants outstanding for two other individuals, he said.

The names on the warrants aren't being released at this time, he said. Detectives are following up leads that could lead to their arrests, he said.



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