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Charges Filed In Coldwater Wal Mart Crash
Friday Jun 01, 2018 9:20pm
Coldwater, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(photo courtesy of Branch Co. Sheriff's Department)

(COLDWATER) – Charges have been filed against a Coldwater woman who crashed her car into the Wal Mart Store on May 16.

The Branch County Sheriff's Department says 37 year old Sarah Siler was arrested on a charge of burglary following their investigation. A separate investigation by the Coldwater Police Department led to charges of terrorism, breaking and entering of a business and felonious assault with a dangerous weapon to be issued by the Branch County Prosecutor’s Office. A warrant has been issued for Siler's arrest on those charges.

At 7:30 AM May 16, the Branch County Sheriff's Department were sent to Rick's Party Store to investigate an alarm. Deputies arrived and discovered the front door had been damaged. Someone went into the store and took several items.

The Sheriff's Department was then contacted and told that that an individual who may have been involved in the break in had been at the Speedway Gas Station and was then seen driving east. A few minutes later, the vehicle crashed through the entrance on the east side of the Wal Mart store and stopped near the pharmacy.

The only woman in the car was Siler, who was taken to Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital for treatment of her injuries. She was then placed in the mental health unit and after being released on Tuesday, was taken to the Branch County Jail.

She was released there after posting a $25,000 bond. She will be arraigned on June 18.




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