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Hyneman

Local woman pleads guilty to burglary, receives prison sentence of five years

By Steven Mross
This article was published August 9, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.

A local woman caught in the act of burglarizing a house last year by the homeowner was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty in Garland County Circuit Court.

Carley Rosemarie Hyneman, 25, pleaded guilty to a felony count of residential burglary, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, while an additional felony count of failure to appear was withdrawn. In addition to prison time, she was ordered to pay $170 in court costs. She had remained in custody since her last arrest on May 24.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on Dec. 6, 2017, a homeowner on Barker Street reported a burglary in progress at her residence. She stated she had gone to check after her dog "started barking and acting strange" and saw a woman, later identified as Hyneman, running through her house toward the back door.

She caught Hyneman and detained her at the scene until Hot Springs police arrived and took her into custody. The woman found a purse and a cellphone belonging to her daughter that had been placed near the back door. She told police she didn't know Hyneman and she didn't have permission to be in her home.

Hyneman was arrested on the burglary charge and two misdemeanor counts of criminal attempt at theft of property and criminal trespass, which were later withdrawn. She was released on $5,000 bond on Jan. 6 and pleaded not guilty to the burglary charge on Feb. 6.

Hyneman failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing on April 10 and a bench warrant was issued. She was arrested again on May 24 and charged with the additional count of failure to appear.

Local on 08/09/2018
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