LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – A Lawrence County woman is set to be arraigned Monday morning, accused of a brazen robbery with a child in the car.
According to Sheriff Jeff Lawless, Brittney Watkins is facing robbery charges. Watkins is accused of stealing cash from the register of a South Point gas station and assaulting an employee before fleeing in a van. A witness gave a description to deputies, and they located the vehicle a short time later on county road 1 around 10:30 pm, Sunday night.
Deputies say a 3-year-old child was found in the van. Watkins is now in the Lawrence County Jail facing a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in front of the count again next week.
The child is with Lawrence County children’s services.