ACCUSED SHOPLIFTER ORDERED TO JAIL UPON GUILTY PLEA

A suspect who was arrested following an investigation into a Belmont County shoplifting ring appeared in Belmont County Court on Wednesday. Essence Austin of Akron is facing shoplifting charges, following her arrest back in February at the Ohio Valley Mall. Austin pled guilty, but then she got sort of a shock… apparently she wasn’t expecting what came next. Immediately after Austin pleaded guilty to felony charges, whe was taken into custody, handcuffed, and led away to jail. That’s because she apparently already had a rather extensive record, and had already failed to appear in court on a number of occasions before.
Austin remains behind bars, and her sentencing date hasn’t yet been set.