|Telisha Marie Fletcher (mug shot SCSO)|
A woman from Springfield has been sentenced to five years in prison for her part in a residential burglary in Stone County on May 7th.
Authorities in Greene County had placed a GPS system on a car they believed was being used in burglaries in their county. It was detectives in Greene County who tipped authorities in Stone and Christian Counties that they believed Telisha Marie Fletcher, 34, and Autumn Shalottie Chambers, 21, also of Springfield, were in the process of burglarizing a home at the Christian/Stone County line.
After receiving that tip, a Christian County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a vehicle matching a description from Greene County parked at a residence on Missouri 176, according to Sheriff Richard Hill.
When the deputy arrived, one of the women was in the vehicle while the other was at the door of the residence. As the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed tools commonly used in burglaries on the ground near the vehicle.
|Autumn S. Chambers (mug shot SCSO)|
While he was talking to the woman in the car, the deputy noticed "a number of articles that were suspicious. These items included two laptop computers," according to court documents.
A Stone County property owner on Reno Springs Road had reported two green laptop computers and a laptop cooling pad stolen from his residence. When Stone County deputies arrived, they saw two green laptop computers and cooling pad in the back seat that matched those reported stolen, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
While Fletcher and Chambers were being questioned at the Stone County jail, another homeowner on Shop Hollow Road reported his home had been burglarized. As the women's car was being processed, several items, including a cloth bag with the Shop Hollow Road address on it, were recovered. Each of the women told investigators that it was the other who entered the homes.
Fletcher, who is also known as Telisha Swan, was also sentenced to 20 years behind bars for cases out of Greene County, according to Prosecutor Matt Selby. Her 5 year sentence was ordered to be served concurrent (at the same time) to her 20 year sentence.
Chambers is scheduled to appear in court again on August 7th, according to online court records.