Couple accused of injuring officer in Vienna porch pirate theft identified

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Collins and Sheely were tracked down Thursday and arrested

VIENNA, Ohio (WKBN) – Two people accused of trying to steal Amazon packages off of a porch in Vienna and injuring a township officer were in court Friday.

Richard Sheely, 36, of Niles, and Amanda Collins, 30, of Mercer, are charged in the incident. The couple is facing several charges.

Sheely is charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, vehicular assault and receiving stolen property.

Collins is charged with receiving stolen property and complicity.

Bond was set at $75,000 for both suspects. They will be back in court Dec. 18 for a preliminary hearing.

According to police, Sergeant Scott Pringle was off-duty Wednesday when he tried to stop Collins and Sheely from taking packages from a porch in the township.

He stopped the theft, but not before Sheely threw a punch at him, according to police.

Pringle tried to stop the couple from taking off but he lost his grip on the couple’s car and fell, injuring his knee.

Pringle said the couple tried to back over him in their car, but he was able to move out of the way and get the car’s license plate number.

Collins and Sheely were tracked down Thursday and arrested in Masury after an officer spotted their vehicle.

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