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Alleged Burglar Charged With Three Felonies


By Lynda Jones

The alleged burglar of Robinson's Cleaners in Crockett did not get away with much cash, but at the end of the day, she still found herself in the Houston County Jail, charged with three felony offenses. Sunday afternoon, April 9, an observant citizen reported seeing a slim, Caucasian woman with red hair stepping out of a vehicle, unlocking the door to Robinson's Cleaners, located at the corner of East Houston Avenue and South Seventh Street. The witness was suspicious of the woman entering the cleaners and called his wife, who works at the business owned by Hank Robinson. They called the Crockett Police Department after discovering the small amount of cash ($110) was missing. The witness to the alleged burglary gave the CPD a description of the suspect's vehicle, including the license plate number. Officers located the suspect and conducted a traffic stop on her vehicle because it did have a registration sticker, according to the CPD arrest report. After making contact with the suspect, the officers obtained her consent to search the vehicle. "In the driver's seat we located a key to the Robinson's Cleaners. We then located a handwritten map of the interior of Robinson's Cleaners in the back seat of the vehicle," the arresting officer reported. "Also, while searching the back of the vehicle we discovered two small plastic baggies with residue of a crystal substance in it that I believe to be Meth," the officer stated. The suspect was identified as Misty Dawn Wilcox, 41, of Crockett. The CPD arresting officer took her back to Robinson's Cleaners where the witness identified her as the woman he saw enter the business. Wilcox was transported to the Houston County Jail where a female deputy allegedly found a blue plastic bag containing a crystal substance in one of Wilcox's pockets. Wilcox was charged with Burglary of a Building, State Jail Felony; Prohibited Substance In Correctional Facility, Third Degree Felony; and Possession of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1, <1 gram, State Jail Felony.


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