UPDATE: The woman turned herself in at the State Police barracks. Colonie police went and picked her up, charged her and she was remanded to the Albany County jail without bail. She is due back in Colonie court on Monday, June 11.
COLONIE – Police are looking for a 27-year-old woman who left a paralyzed man in a lift device, allegedly stole $2,600 and his car and took off.
The incident stems from a domestic dispute between Ashley M. Mowatt and a paralyzed man with whom she had an occasional relationship, said Lt. Robert Winn.
On Saturday, June 2, Mowatt helped the victim into the device that allows him to use the bathroom. She then allegedly took the cash and the car and has not been seen since.
The victim was found the next day by a home health aide and was taken to Memorial Hospital to get treated for dehydration and sores from being left in the lift device for 18 hours.
There was an existing order of protection against Ashley at the time, so in addition to the felonies of grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and the misdemeanor of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle the warrant includes the misdemeanor of criminal contempt of court.
She might still be driving the victim’s 2005, blue Dodge Caravan with the license plate number 508410, which has a handicap designation, Winn said.
She is described as standing 5-foot, 1-inch, weighing about 120 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. She also has multiple tattoos.
Her last known address is Albany.
Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to call Colonie police at 518-783-2811.