Woman Facing Possible 20 Years in Shoplifting Case

A Johnson County, Kentucky, woman with an extensive criminal history is facing a possible 20 years in prison after she was indicted this week on numerous charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident earlier this month.

A Pike grand jury on Wednesday indicted Ramona Mills, 48, of Boyd Branch, Paintsville, on charges of theft, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree promoting contraband and possession of drug paraphernalia related to the incident.

In addition, the grand jury also indicted her on a charge of being a persistent felony offender in the first degree, a class B felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, related to several felony convictions in her past, court documents show. The incident which led to the charges occurred September 7, according to court documents filed by the Pikeville Police Department.

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According to the arrest citation, Officer Tony Conn was dispatched to Southern Bliss, a store located on South Mayo Trail, in reference to a shoplifting incident. Conn wrote that, upon arrival, he determined that a suspect, later identified as Mills, had entered the store and was observed concealing a purse valued at approximately $1,300 inside a plastic bag. The female, Conn wrote, then fled the store without… Appalachian News-Express

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