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Nocturnal visitor breaks INTO jail

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Shonda Goodwin
A 36-year-old Williford woman allegedly broke into the Hardy Police Department last weekend in hopes of seeing her boyfriend who had been put in jail.

Shonda M. Goodwin is charged with commercial burglary and criminal mischief.

According to a report from Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose, Officer Carrol Traw went to the police station around 12:20 a.m. Nov. 11 and found that it had been burglarized.

The door had been forced open which damaged the door, the door facing and the wall inside the building, Rose said. The building sustained approximately $1,100 in damages.

Once inside the office, Traw found blood inside and outside the building with latent finger prints on the door and inside the bathroom, Rose said. In addition, a fax to the department from 9-1-1 had been torn into two pieces and had blood on it, he said.

While investigating the break in, officers learned from an employee at White Oak Station that a brown haired woman, with a black eye and swollen lip and wearing white pajama pants or thermal underwear, came in to the store looking for the police station, Rose said. She wanted to see her boyfriend who was put in jail the day before, he said.

"Officer Traw told me that the description fit the Goodwin woman that he had worked a domestic call on at cabin 10 Woodland Courts on Friday night, and Officer (James) Hutchison had placed her boyfriend in jail on Saturday," Rose said.

Early Saturday morning the owner of Woodland Courts contacted Rose telling him he had evicted the couple from the cabin due to the amount of property damage they had caused, Rose said.

Just two hours after Traw noticed the break in, he and Rose went to the cabin and found it had also been burglarized. The door knob was broken, the door jam was busted and glass had been broken in every window, Rose said. Goodwin was found in the bed, he said.

"The bed covers, floor and walls had blood, trash, clothes, glass and stuff scattered everywhere," Rose said.

Once in custody and read her rights, Goodwin said she went in the police department to see her boyfriend, Rose said.

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