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Employee admits to taking money

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rose Lee Rye, 56, of Calico Rock was arrested and charged with theft of property Oct. 3 following complaints made by the owners of the Calico Rock Snappy Mart convenience store where she was employed.

In interviews with Izard County Deputy Jeff Shehan and Arkansas State Police Special Agent Dennis Simmons, Rye admitted to taking amounts ranging from $100 to $250 from the store each week since May. The business owners estimate that Rye stole between $1,600 and $2,600; currently a thorough audit is being conducted to figure the exact amount.

Rye was released from the Izard County Detention Facility after she posted a $5,000 bond. She is awaiting a trial date to be set by the Izard County Circuit Court.

The scale of Rye's crime could lead her to being sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction if convicted, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Jessie L. Love, 21, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested and charged with third degree domestic battery Oct. 6.

Authorities say they were contacted after Love physically attacked his father.

Love remains in the Izard County Detention Facility where he is being held without bond pending a psychological screening.

Three male juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening and distribution of prescription drugs Oct. 1.

Because of the boys' ages and because of an ongoing investigation, Izard County authorities could give no other information regarding the case.



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