Springfield woman accused of running over woman’s leg after robbery

Melinda Sturgill faces charges in the Clark County Municipal Court for allegedly taking part in a robbery on March 29. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

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Melinda Sturgill faces charges in the Clark County Municipal Court for allegedly taking part in a robbery on March 29. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

A Springfield woman has been accused of running over another woman’s leg with a car while attempting to flee an alleged robbery.

Melinda Sturgill, 37, was charged with complicity to aggravated robbery. She pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Friday and her bond was set at $20,000.

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According to a police report, officers were called to a home on Augusta Street on Thursday, March 29, to investigate an assault complaint. The victim claimed she had called Sturgill earlier that evening to give her a ride to her grandfather’s house. While en route, Sturgill went to pick a man up, the report says.

Later that evening, the male passenger reportedly suggested driving behind the Save-A-Lot at 2105 E. Main St. When Sturgill parked there, the victim said the male passenger exited the car and opened the passenger side door to confront her. He then allegedly reached inside her shirt to search for money and drugs, according to the report.

The victim said the man dragged her out of the car and punched her, breaking one of her teeth, before stealing money out of her pants pocket.

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The man then allegedly told Sturgill to drive away as he got back in the vehicle. Sturgill allegedly ran over the woman’s leg in the process, the report says.

The victim refused medical treatment for her injuries.

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