Burglar confronted by homeowner sentenced

By Ashley Bunton - abunton@civitasmedia.com

Kristina M. Hurtt

Kristina M. Hurtt

A Washington C.H. woman who climbed into a window of a home while the homeowner was napping was sentenced to three years in prison Monday in an agreed sentence.

Kristina M. Hurtt, 44, plead guilty on charges of burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property handed down in two separate indictments by a Fayette County grand jury this year.

Hurtt admitted to burglarizing a home on Spring Lake Avenue in Washington C.H. June 20.

According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, a resident at Spring Lake Avenue was taking a nap when she heard voices and looked up to see Hurtt coming in through the window.

As Hurtt went into the house, she allegedly told 44-year-old Tisha L. Dunn to go to the front door to be let inside the house, at which point the homeowner got up and asked Hurtt “what the hell” she was doing, reports said. Hurtt, then running out the front door, told the homeowner that it was an emergency.

When the homeowner reported the incident to authorities, she submitted a photograph of the van Hurtt fled the scene in.

During court Monday, Hurtt’s attorney Kathryn Hapner asked that Hurtt be considered for a lighter sentence. Beathard reiterated that the degree of Hurtt’s offense was serious.

“You went into somebody’s house,” said Beathard, saying that the homeowners could live with a lifetime of fear after the incident.

According to court records, Dunn was convicted of breaking and entering in 2012 after she broke into a barn on Bloomingburg-New Holland Road. She was then sentenced to two years of community control, but was later sent to prison for six months for violating the terms of that community control.

In the case of theft and receiving stolen property, Hurtt admitted to stealing and then pawning dozens of items at local pawn shops, including several pieces of high-end jewelry.

Hurtt admitted in court Monday that she has a drug addiction.

She was credited with 70 days of local jail time credit.

Kristina M. Hurtt
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/10/web1_hurtt-mugshot.jpgKristina M. Hurtt

By Ashley Bunton


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