The incident took place on Tuesday July 22, 2014 when Heather Turner, 31 of Lincoln, contacted a 25 year old female victim via phone about purchasing an Acura Integra she knew was for sale. Turner and her male accomplice, Ryan L. Neyhart, 29 of Georgetown, picked the victim up from her residence and drove her to the 18000 block of Redden Road, Georgetown, where the car was located, and a $1,500.00 cash exchange took place. Neyhart entered the residence and then returned shortly thereafter making statements that they would need to get a tag and title work completed before she could drive it away. He and Turner then drove the victim to Fitzgerald's Salvage near Lincoln where they dropped her off and informed her someone would be coming to her with the keys and title. After a period of time, no one showed up.
Further investigation revealed the suspects had been driving Neyhart's father's blue 2002 GMC Sonoma pickup truck, Delaware registration CL98373, when this transaction occurred and were only given permission by the truck owner to use the vehicle to travel to court. Neither of the two suspects have since returned with the truck and are also in possession of the 56 year old male victim's cell phone.
Warrants have been obtained for Heather Turner and Ryan Neyhart for Theft Greater than $1,500.00, Conspiracy 2nd, Theft Under $1,500.00, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle. Both are also wanted out of Sussex County Superior Court for Violation of Probation. The two may be traveling to Virginia or Pennsylvania.
If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Ryan Neyhart or Heather Turner, they are asked to contact Corporal R. Hargis at 302-337-1090 ext. 312 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."