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Thief caught in the act forced to pay for broken lock

BELPRE, OH — The man and his accomplice, had tried, unsuccessfully, to break into a coin machine at the Super Splash carwash.

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BELPRE, OH — A man was caught trying to break into a coin machine at the Super Splash carwash here, and now has to pay $150 for the broken lock as well as spend 90 days in county jail, The Marietta Times reported.

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The April 18 story said James M. Ashwell, 22, was caught last September by police, after he used a walkie-talkie to signal an accomplice who was breaking the lock on the machine. 

The accomplice was not charged due to a lack of evidence.

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Ashwell told Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Ed Lane in court that he was remorseful. "I made a bad mistake. It was a bad night, and I'm not going to do anything like that again," he said, according to the story.

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Lane sentenced Ashwell to community control and said he could serve 60 days of his 90-day sentencing.

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