CLINTON — A Charlotte woman was granted a suspended sentence for a felony burglary charge.

Alexandrea D. Williamson, 19, appeared Thursday in Clinton County District Court for sentencing for third-degree burglary, a Class D felony.

Assistant Clinton County Attorney Ross Barlow recommended the court grant Williamson a suspended sentence with a condition she be ordered to complete the Residential Corrections Facility program. Barlow cited the recommendation contained in the Pre-Sentence Investigation report and the plea agreement in making the recommendation.

Defense attorney Les Blair requested the court follow the agreement of the parties and the PSI recommendation.

District Court Judge Stuart Werling ordered a sentence of incarceration not to exceed five years be suspended. He placed Williamson on probation for two years. He ordered Williamson to complete the RCF program as a condition of probation. Williamson was fined $750.

The judge stated he reluctantly followed the recommendation of the PSI and the parties, citing Williamson scored high in future violence and future victimization. Charges of obstructing prosecution or defense, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and fifth-degree mischief were dismissed at sentencing, with costs assessed to Williamson.

According to the affidavit, at 3:11 a.m. May 28, officers investigated a residential burglary. A male reported someone broke out his back door glass window and gained entry into his residence. The male reported his girlfriend’s purse was stolen and his bedroom closet was ransacked. The male provided officers with an identification card belonging to a male that was found inside the residence.

The affidavit states an investigation found Williamson and two other individuals had the intention of burglarizing the residence to steal marijuana from the victim. Williamson and a second individual exited their vehicles while a female and a juvenile witness remained in Williamson’s vehicle outside the residence. Williamson and the second individual walked to the rear of the residence and destroyed a back door window and unlocked the door. They entered the residence and stole an ounce of marijuana from the male’s closet, a jar containing money and a purse.

The affidavit continues that Williamson and the second individual had previously discussed implicating Williamson’s ex-boyfriend as a suspect by dropping his State of Iowa identification inside the residence during the burglary. Williamson dropped the male’s identification inside the residence, which led to the male later being questioned by police as a suspect. The male allegedly was later assaulted by numerous subjects as a result of the implication. Williamson was interviewed and admitted her involvement in the residential burglary.

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