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Deputies Say Homeowner Woke To Find Burglary Suspect Standing Over Bed

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jun. 18, 2014 8:59 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014 9:04 AM EDT
West Virginia Regional Jail Photo
West Virginia Regional Jail Photo

Madison , Boone County , West Virginia

Boone County deputies said a woman faces charges after she burglarized two residences, and one of the homeowners woke up to find her standing at the foot of the bed.

Sara Elizabeth Halstead, 29, of Foster is charged with two counts of burglary, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

The release said Halstead entered at least two residences and removed items without the owners’ permission. It also appears that both victims were home during the crimes, as one woke up to confront the burglar. Upon taking Halstead into custody on Tuesday, officers were able to locate property that would indicate there may be additional victims, deputies said.

If there are any other victims, they are asked to contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office and report the crimes. Halstead was taken before Boone County Magistrate Charles Byrnside, where a $10,000 property or a $1,000 cash bond was set. Halstead was able to post bond and is currently out of jail and awaiting further court proceedings.

Deputies said Halstead is no stranger to law enforcement and has prior felony convictions.



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