Three members of a Radcliff family were arrested Wednesday morning for causing more than $2,500 worth of damage to a vehicle and then putting the life of the vehicle owner, and others, in possible danger.
Sue Helen Ferguson, 57, Edward Cecil Ritchey, 34, and his wife, Regina Sue Ritchey, 29, all are charged with Class D felonies of complicity to commit first-degree criminal mischief and complicity to commit first-degree wanton endangerment. Both charges are punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Ferguson is the mother of Regina Sue Ritchey, according to arrest citations.
At 12:24 a.m. Monday, Ferguson poured a sugar/water mixture into the gas tank of a 2014 Chevy Silverado, causing $2,538.37 worth of damage, the citation said.
The Ritcheys served as a “lookout” for Ferguson as the mixture was added to the fuel. According to a citation, the three were observed on video surveillance committing the act.
The truck “seized up, and lost power steering” while the owner was driving down a roadway and nearly caused a collision, according to the arrest report.
The three will appear today in Hardin District Court. Ferguson and Regina Ritchey are being held in lieu of $2,500 cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center.
Edward Ritchey is being held on a $3,000 cash bond. He also was charged for failure to appear for a 2019 traffic violation.