A Florida woman was found guilty of burglary and drug charges from an October incident in Hays.
Contessa Muncy entered a no contest plea Monday in Ellis County District Court to residential burglary and possession of methamphetamine.
Muncy and her co-defendant, Larry Shifflet, were charged in connection with residential burglaries. Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees, reading from the arrest affidavit, said that on Oct. 19, one of the victims returned to her home in the 2400 block of Lincoln Drive and saw a vehicle pull away from her home. Muncy was later identified as the driver.
When the woman got inside her home, she saw someone leaving through another door.
An investigation by the Hays Police Department led to a room at the Fort Hays Inn, 2524 Vine St., that was rented by Shifflet and Muncy.
In the room, they found property from the home on Lincoln Drive as well as from a burglary on Sunset Trail. A pipe in the room field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
The plea agreement calls for a 46-month prison term. Restitution to the victims is recommended at $8,150. Sentencing has tentatively been set for June 3.
Shifflet pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated burglary, two counts of dwelling burglary and one count of possession of meth. He was sentenced in February to 74 months in prison. He is currently in Norton Correctional Facility.