Two sought, one arrested in armed robbery


By Frank Lewis

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Authorities are looking for two suspects they say robbed a local hotel, following a pursuit that resulted in the arrest of a Dayton woman. Arrested was Danielle A. Foster age 28 of Dayton. Foster has been charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery a felony of the first degree and failure to comply with order or signal of police officer a felony of the third degree.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a 911 call from the super 8 hotel located at 4266 U.S. 23 in Portsmouth at 4:56 a.m. Friday stating that a black male entered the hotel with a gun and demanded money.

Donini said the suspect ran and got into a vehicle parked in McDonald’s parking lot, and that the vehicle was driven by a female. The suspects were last seen in a 1993 burgundy Pontiac Bonneville. Sergeant Josh Carver of the New Boston Police Department reportedly observed the suspect vehicle at Rosemount Road and Ohio 139 and attempted to stop the car without success which resulted in a pursuit.

Donini said the female driver jumped out of the vehicle and a male suspect took over driving. The female fled on foot some time during the pursuit. Deputies were able to locate her around the 5000 block of Ohio 139; she had knocked on a door and stated that her boyfriend threw her out of the car.

Also wanted in connection with super 8 robbery is a Toby L Lamb age 32 of Dayton, he was last seen fleeing on foot around the Houston Hollow Long Run area. Suspect could possible be in a stolen car being a silver pontiac vibe with tinted windows with Ohio plates BZ45FV it has a Valley Indians sticker on the back with the names Maddy and Andy on it.

The suspect vehicle was later located wrecked around the 1800 block of Houston Hollow Long Run Road. Deputies were able to recover evidence from the vehicle including a handgun. The male suspects fled on foot and are currently being sought.

Donini called it an ongoing investigation that will result in more charges being filed and presented to the Scioto County grand jury.

Foster is being held on an $110,000 bond and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday.

Anyone with information regarding the case can contact Detective Jodi Conkel at 740-351-1091. All calls will remain anonymous.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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