by Aaron Gibson, March 31, 2016
Three people were indicted last Friday, March 25 in connection with thefts of cash, credit cards, jewelry and other property from several victims in Brown County.
Brittney Conn, age 24 of Aberdeen, Chuckie Ratliff, age 33 of Batavia, and Trent Skeene, age 18 of Aberdeen, were each charged with eight counts in total: one fifth-degree felony count and one first-degree misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, two counts of fifth-degree felony theft, one count of fifth-degree felony forgery, one count of fifth-degree felony possession of cocaine and another for possession of heroin, and one count of first-degree misdemeanor possession of buprenorphine.
The trio are accused of stealing and/or controlling property belonging to three separate victims, which includes an elderly female, throughout half of the month of December 2015, according to the indictment.
On Dec. 16, 2015 Ratliff and Skeene allegedly fled a Georgetown residence after police were called on the group for squatting in the home. Conn was located at the home allegedly in possession of property stolen in a burglary on Mount Aire Rd near Russellville.
Police said a small amount of drugs were also recovered at the home.
Ratliff and Skeene were later arrested on unrelated Clermont County charges and are currently booked in the Clermont County Jail.
On Dec. 28, a deputy in Pierce Township attempting to handcuff Skeene in a roadway for a suspected shoplifting was injured when a 16-year-old girl accidentally struck the deputy with her vehicle. Skeene was tracked down by a K-9 unit, who allegedly found him with one handcuff still on.
Conn is being given a summons to appear in court on May 4 for an arraignment.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, March 31, 2016 4:02 PM EST
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