A father and his daughter caught allegedly stealing tools from a van that was parked at Lowe’s on Towne Boulevard had their cases bound over to a Warren County Grand Jury.
Paul Fugate, 46, of Middletown, was charged with theft and his daughter, Brandi Fugate, 30, of Middletown, was charged with complicity to theft, according to a police report. They allegedly tried to steal about $2,000 worth of tools around 11 a.m. April 10, police said.
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Last week, Middletown Municipal Court Judge James Sherron bound the cases to a grand jury in Warren County since that’s where the alleged theft occurred.
The owner of the work van told police that after leaving Lowe’s, he walked toward his vehicle and saw Paul Fugate inside. Fugate’s daughter was standing between two vehicles and as the van owner and his friend approached, Brandi Fugate said: “We need to leave,” according to the report.
The van’s owner pulled Paul Fugate out of the vehicle and held him down on the ground until Middletown police officers arrived.
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