Woman sentenced as habitual felon for stealing tv

first_img Barnes stole a tv from a home in Bolivia and then sold it to someone else. At the time, Barnes was on probation for other property crimes. Barnes had numerous prior felony convictions that allowed prosecutors to indict her as being a Habitual Felon, which increased her prison sentence.Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ward said in a release, “Our office faces a huge battle when it comes to property crimes. The vast majority of these crimes are low level felonies, according to the laws our General Assembly pass. Further, our office, and the courts, are bound to stay within the structured sentencing guidelines determined by the General Assembly. This usually prevents defendants from receiving substantial active sentences. That is why our office makes a concerted effort to indict eligible defendants as Habitual Felons. This allows us to ensure an adequate active punishment for defendants who continue to be a burden on the citizens of our community. We don’t want any citizen to fear that their hard earned property will be stolen by career criminals.”Barnes will spend a maximum of over 6 years in state prison.Related Article: Wilmington Police wants new technology to solve crimes Heather Barnes (Photo: Brunswick Co. District’s Attorney) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bolivia woman will spend a minimum of over four years in prison for stealing a television set, according to the District Attorney’s Office.District Attorney Jon David announced Heather Barnes, of Bolivia, pleaded guilty to Obtaining Property by False Pretense and to being a Habitual Felon.- Advertisement – last_img read more