Woman accused of stealing guide dog released from jail

Bonnie Ritchie charged with theft in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Bonnie Ritchie charged with theft in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The woman suspected of stealing a guide dog was released from jail Friday.

Although Montgomery County prosecutors have approved a theft charge against Bonnie Ritchie, the court ordered her released until a grand jury hears the case.

Ritchie is accused of stealing a Rottweiler from the home of Sheryl Williams. Williams made a tearful plea on 2 NEWS for the return of her guide dog.

Diamond was stolen Williams’ North Irwin Street back yard while it was outside to go to the bathroom.

The dog is trained to assist Williams who is blind. It was found a couple of days later after a man who bought the dog on Craigslist recognized it as Williams’ dog.

Ritchie was scheduled into court Friday, but was released instead.

 

 

 

 

 

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