woman faces up to 23 years for burglary
Christina M. West, 24, of Batesville, has been arrested for residential
burglary, according to information from Batesville Police Chief
Last Monday, July 19 the Batesville Police Department received
a report of residential burglary at 829 South Park Avenue in Batesville.
Terry Groppenbecker reported his residence was broken into the
night of July 18. He reported that prescription medication had
been stolen, along with alcohol.
Detective Mike Benjamin, Major Jeff Thielking and Crime Scene
Technician Jerry Taul responded to the call to investigate.
After police interviewed several witnesses and located evidence
at the scene, they focused on West. She was brought in for questioning
the same day of the report.
West was arrested for Residential Burglary, a Class B Felony and
Theft, a Class D Felony. She was incarcerated at the Ripley County
Chief Holt noted if West is convicted of the crimes, she could
face up to 23 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.