PIQUA — A Piqua resident was booked into the Miami County Jail early Wednesday morning after allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver.
Auttie Shayne King, 22, was charged with second-degree felony robbery in connection with the incident. King’s girlfriend, Marcia M. Betts, 23, also of Piqua, was charged with obstructing official business after reportedly providing Piqua police officers with false information during the course of their investigation.
The incident occurred on the 300 block of East Water Street late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday, when the pizza delivery driver pulled up and a male subject came up between houses in the area and reportedly robbed the driver.
“He indicated to the driver that he had a weapon,” Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison said. According to Jamison, the suspect got away with cash and a pizza from the victim. The suspect also wore a black bandana around his face at the time of the incident.
“Officers were able to secure that general area pretty quickly,” Jamison said. Officers knew the area and determined that the suspect had not left the area.
“We did use a K9 from the Miami County Sheriff’s Office after the area was secured to help,” Jamison said, explaining that was one of the reasons officers came to the conclusion that the suspect had not left the area.
Eventually officers were able to make contact with King, and based on the investigation, they had enough probable cause to arrest him, Jamison said.
“I thought the officers did a very good job,” Jamison said. “It’s because they knew their community and what to expect … It was their police intuition that led to a very quick arrest.”
King is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on $25,000 bond. A preliminary hearing for him is scheduled for May 11.
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