A Henry County woman was arrested on a theft charge Sunday night after a Sheriff’s deputy found her with stolen property from a recent home burglary.
Crystal Michelle Wofford, 33, 1545 Guthrie Road was arrested about 6 p.m. Sunday behind a business on East Wood Street by Sheriff’s Cpl. Stacey Bostwick.
Wofford is accused of being involved in the burglary of a home on Cox Road south of Cottage Grove which was initially reported on Saturday.
Charges of aggravated burglary and theft of property have also been filed against Devin J. Rippy, 20, of Dover.
According to Bostwick’s report, the resident of the home returned to find his back door had been kicked open and several items had been taken.
They included a .38-caliber Taurus revolver valued at $400; a Husqvarna chain saw with 20-inch bar, $400; a drone, $1,000; a tactical belt containing a holster and medical pouch, $300; and assorted knives, firearms and ammunition, value unknown.
When reporting the burglary to Bostwick, the owner said he had contacted Wofford, who was the only person who knew he was away from home.
After she allegedly told him she’d have the items returned, a box containing some of the stolen goods appeared in his driveway.
On Sunday, the victim said Wofford had contacted him and said she had the gun, and wanted to meet him with it.
After a meeting behind a business on East Wood Street was arranged, Bostwick recovered the gun and arrested her for theft.
Additional stolen items were found in a vehicle believed to have been used by Rippy during the burglary, which was found broken down outside a Henry County apartment building.
Rippy had not been located by Stewart County officers at the time of the report, and the drone and chain saw were still missing.
Wofford’s bond was set at $500. She is scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In an apparently unrelated incident, the theft of clothes, makeup and other items were reported Friday afternoon at a Paris motel.
According to the report by Paris Patrolman Zachariah Carper, the victim said she left for work shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, leaving another person in the room. When she returned, the room showed signs of being thoroughly searched, and the woman’s possessions were missing.
Stolen items included clothing, a purse, a hair dryer and straightener and makeup. Value of the stolen items was estimated at $675.