It’s not the jewelry, picture frames, or electronics the victims of one repeat offender will miss most.
Instead, it’s their sense of safety.
On December 19, 2013, Misty Wallen and others ransacked a home in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. They busted open a window and rifled through the owner’s belongings, stealing almost every piece of jewelry, a value of $2,400.
On New Year’s Eve, the burglars struck again. This time, a couple returned home and found themselves face-to-face with Wallen outside their home. She and the others escaped, but the victims discovered their house ransacked, their belongings gone.
In interviews with police, Wallen admitted she was the getaway driver.
This crime spree wasn’t Wallen’s first run-in with the law. In fact, she was still on parole for robbery in St. Charles County.
Tuesday, one of the victims and another resident of the Clifton Heights neighborhood were present in court as Wallen pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of felony stealing.
Assistant Circuit Attorney Molly Wayne recommended Wallen serve seven years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
A judge sentenced her to five years in prison.