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Woman Says Crime Forced Move from Circleville

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 11:42 PM EDT
CIRCLEVILLE – A woman, who once called Circleville home, is fighting back, claiming crime forced her to move out of the community.

Melissa says her car was vandalized, home burglarized, and family threatened after she posted a mug shot on her Facebook page of one of her son’s friends, who was listed as one of “Circleville’s Most Wanted,” by police.

“A year and a half later, every day I look at it and never forget,” says Melissa as she points to her mustang which has obscenities still carved on the hood, because she can’t afford to have the damage fixed.

Melissa says Circleville Police were unable to press charges because there wasn’t enough evidence.

Melissa decided to talk publicly about her family’s harassment, after hearing the tragic story of  Brittany Jeffers, who was killed last week in a street riot.

Eight people are now charged in connection with that melee, but no one has been charged with the young mother’s death.

Melissa is now living in seclusion, only letting her son know where she is living.

“Somebody has got to do something.  Circlevile is my home.  I hated to leave I really did.” said Melissa.

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Reporter: Steve Levine
Web Producer: Kellie HannaWoman Says Crime Forced Move from Circleville


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