On March 6, a woman from Gramercy was sentenced after breaking into a man's home, typing him up, and stealing his pickup truck and cash.
Elizabeth Fuentes, 33, pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. Judge Thomas Kliebert presided over the case.
Officials with the 23rd Judicial District Court say back on August 29, 2016, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a home in reference to a reported robbery. Upon arrival, they found the victim tied up and duct taped to a recliner inside the home. The victim told deputies a man and woman had come into his home via an unlocked door.
The victim was able to identify the woman as Fuentes. The man said he'd had a previous encounter with Fuentes, who reportedly told the victim she and the unknown man were going to steal his truck and money.
While the victim was tied to the recliner, Fuentes and the man were able to steal $600 in cash, several firearms, and the victim's Dodge pickup truck.
Fuentes was arrested on November 2, 2016. Detectives were later able to identify the man involved as Sidney Jones, 39, of Convent. He was arrested in February of 2018 and remains in jail awaiting trial.
On June 14, 2018, Fuentes was sentenced to 25 years in jail with credit for time served.
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