Two indicted on theft charge for Stanley cup shoplifting; 3rd suspect dies in crash

Dayton women accused of Liberty Center thefts.

A Butler County grand jury has indicted two Dayton women on felony theft after they allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of Stanley cups and Bogg Bags from a Liberty Twp. store, according to court records.

The third person originally charged in the theft from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Damone Matson, was not indicted because he was killed in a traffic incident on June 25 on Interstate 75 near Monroe. The 21-year-old Dayton man was out on bond and fitted with a GPS ankle bracelet at the time of his death, according to the court records and prosecutors.

Taneka Brown and Sinaj Williams, both 20, were taken into custody in May in the Trotwood area and charged with felony theft.

Brown and Williams were each indicted Wednesday for fifth-degree felony theft. They are scheduled to be arraigned July 16 in Butler County Common Pleas Court.

Sheriff’s Office detectives say the trio were involved in theft from the Dick’s Sporting Goods on May 9 and could be responsible for other thefts from Liberty Center.

Brown and Williams were accused of first taking Bogg Bags and Stanley insulated cups worth $600 on April 2. They each faced misdemeanor charges for those thefts.

The suspects were caught on video running and laughing as they fled from the same store on May 9 with Stanley cups and Bogg Bags worth $2,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

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