Previous bond revoked for woman accused of Magnolia Soap burglary and van theft

April 16th, 2021     General News

Nineteen-year-old Eden Dye has been charged with commercial burglary and grand larceny for the break-in and van theft at Magnolia Soap and Bath.

Her bond was set at $10,000 for each charge but she remained in jail after having bond revoked in a similar previous case. Dye had been charged with commercial burglary earlier this year and was out on bond in that case when arrested Thursday.

Employees at the Magnolia Soap manufacturing office at 119 W. Bankhead Street arrived Thursday morning to find that someone had been in the building. Based on surveillance video, a suspect had been in the store about three hours, roaming around and changing into clothes found there. She then found the keys to the store’s delivery van and drove it away, locking the building door behind her.

She apparently had found a key to the building and used it to gain entry.

When officers viewed the video they determined the suspect was Dye, who had committed a similar crime earlier this year.

She was charged then with breaking into the pro shop at the tennis complex, spending several hours there, changing clothes and finally leaving with clothing and other items.

Thursday, officers went to Dye’s residence on Reed Street and found the stolen van parked there. They then took her into custody without incident.

Other than the clothing and van, she apparently only took some small change from the soap store.

Officers have said that the suspect has a history of drug abuse, which partially accounts for her behavior. She was at LifeCore Health Group, which deals with behavioral health, addition treatment and other services, when she was taken into custody in the earlier burglary.

She has not yet been indicted by a Union County grand jury in either case, but may be when the grand jury reconvenes this fall.


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