CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An accused accomplice in a Cross Lanes beating and robbery was enticed by her boyfriend to participate, her attorney said.
Chelsey Renee Flavin, 23, of Huntington appeared Tuesday before Kanawha County Circuit Judge Carrie Webster on a motion for bond reduction.
Prosecutors say on Dec. 9, Flavin drove John Miller to Old Goff Mountain Road. Once there, her boyfriend and co-defendant Christopher Estep hopped out of the trunk and beat and robbed Miller, prosecutors assert.
In Tuesday's hearing, Webster modified Flavin's bond from a $25,000 cash only bond to a $25,000 property bond or 10 percent cash.
Flavin's attorney Charles Hamilton noted his client does not have a criminal record. Hamilton said Flavin did not physically assault Miller and is willing to testify against Estep.
Webster read the incident report, which said Flavin put her hand over Miller's mouth to stop him from screaming while Estep hit him. Flavin was charged with robbery.
Hamilton said Flavin wasn't hitting him and tried to get Estep to stop.
"This is a really serious incident," Webster said. "I hope Ms. Flavin understands that."
Webster later said although Flavin may not have physically hit Miller, the state still could make the argument that she was an accomplice.
Webster also said Flavin's drug addition must be addressed, preferably through a long-term treatment program.