A Hays woman will likely go to prison for nearly two years in a case involving several purse and billfold thefts and burglaries from December.
Alicia Brull, 29, entered a guilty plea Friday in Ellis County District Court to residential burglary and vehicle burglary.
Brull had been charged with attempted aggravated burglary, dwelling burglary, burglary of a motor vehicle and four counts of theft.
She was arrested Dec. 17 after allegedly trying to break into a house on the 1300 block of East 27. She left after realizing someone was in the house, according to court documents.
Three of the theft charges stemmed from the theft of purses and billfolds from shopping carts in several Hays stores.
Because Brull has prior convictions, prison is the presumed sentence, Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees said.
In 2016, Brull was sentenced to 12 months probation on two charges of theft and possession of methamphetamine. According to court records, she did two three-day “quick dips” in Ellis County Jail for probation violations, but then successfully completed her probation in October.
The plea agreement recommends 22 months in prison. Sentencing has tentatively been scheduled for March 18.