Suspect allegedly kept loaned vehicle

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Hillsboro woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly taking a relative’s vehicle to Kentucky when she moved there.

According to an affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court, the alleged victim contacted the Highland County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 22 of last year. At that time, he reported that Catrina L. Switzer (aka Hester), 40, had been staying with him.

The affidavit stated that while Switzer was at his residence, “he allowed her to use his 1998 Ford Ranger.”

The alleged victim told the deputy that after returning from vacation he “noticed all of (Switzer’s) belongings were missing from the home,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit added that the truck was also missing.

The alleged victim reported that on Aug. 11 he contacted Switzer, who had reportedly moved to Bracken County, Ky. According to the affidavit, the alleged victim requested that Switzer return the truck.

As of last August, Switzer had “yet to do that,” the affidavit stated.

Court records showed that a warrant was issued for Switzer’s arrest on Aug. 25, 2014 on a charge of fifth-degree felony driving without consent.

On Wednesday, Switzer appeared on that warrant. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, according to records.

Switzer’s bond is set at her own recognizance (OR). While her case is pending, she is to have no contact with the alleged victim. Switzer was placed on reporting probation.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.


By Sarah Allen

[email protected]