SAN ANGELO — A couple in the process of moving found a person in their home holding the door closed, which led to charges filed against a San Angelo woman, according to court documents released Thursday.
On Aug. 20, 2021, police arrived to a burglary report at a residence on West 27th Street. A man told officers when he tried to unlock the front door, he noticed a woman inside was holding it closed. The couple entered the home, and the woman said she “was asked to clean the residence,” then fled, according to an arrest affidavit.
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Officers found the woman nearby with a shopping cart on 26th Street, with property belonging to the wife, records state.
Myrtle Denise Smith, 50, was arrested Aug. 20 on suspicion of burglary of a habitation, credit/debit card abuse and going off bond for a misdemeanor charge. She remained in Tom Green County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond as of 7:45 a.m. Thursday, according to online jail records.
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Two indictments, filed in October, charged her with burglary of a habitation and possession of methamphetamine. The burglary is a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Possession is a state jail felony punishable by up to 2 years in jail.
A court date has not been scheduled as of 7:45 a.m. Thursday, according to online court records.
Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at [email protected]
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