Burglary suspect pleads to theft, receiving stolen property

Miscellaneous items taken to pawn shop

By Ashley Bunton - abunton@civitasmedia.com

Cheyenne M. Baughn appeared in court Monday for two cases and admitted to pawning thousands of dollars worth of stolen items to a local pawn shop.

The 34-year-old Washington Court House resident plead guilty in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas to two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree.

The three charges stem from two separate cases prosecutors filed against Baughn after she was indicted by Fayette County grand juries in November and January.

Baughn was the suspect in a burglary that occurred Oct. 15, 2016 in Fayette County, where she removed miscellaneous items and later pawned the items Oct. 25 at Top Dollar Pawn in Washington C.H. She was interviewed and admitted to the thefts.

A search warrant was served on an apartment leased by Baughn Oct. 26 at 1983 Beacon St. in Washington C.H. Miscellaneous items that had been reported as stolen were recovered from the residence by detectives working with the Washington C.H. Police Department. A report states that cash and drug paraphernalia were recovered from the residence in addition to the stolen items. Baughn allegedly admitted to allowing William Pointer, a suspect in a current drug trafficking case, to stay at the residence, and said that he was allegedly involved in drug-related activity.

There is approximately $3,500 owed in restitution.

Baughn admitted to the court that she has a drug addiction problem and has been involved currently with treatment and counseling at Fayette Recovery. Her attorney, Kristina Oesterle, said that Baughn had relapsed over the weekend prior to appearing Monday in court, but said that Baughn was willing to continue with treatment.

Judge Steven Beathard ordered Baughn to continue with treatment as part of a pre-sentencing investigation. Baughn’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 24 at 8:30 a.m. Until then, she must report to the Fayette County Adult Probation Department every week.

Items that were reported to be stolen and/or pawned in the cases included a Samsung TV, i-Phone, Play Station, Xbox, Mac Book, and miscellaneous games and controllers.

Miscellaneous items taken to pawn shop

By Ashley Bunton


Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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