Suspect named in Fiestaware theft
Charges are pending in an investigation involving the theft of brightly colored dinnerware stolen from a manufacturing plant across the Ohio River from East Liverpool.
The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says charges of breaking and entering and grand larceny are pending against Ronald Mayhew Jr. after a search of his Newell, West Virginia home turned up 37 Fiestaware items.
The search followed two break-ins at the Fiesta Tableware Company in Newell on May 28 and June 3, 2022.
The sheriff says the estimated value of the stolen Fiestaware is $2,200.
According to the company website, FIESTA® dinnerware is the most collected dinnerware in the history of the tabletop industry with well over one-half billion pieces produced.