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Woman sentenced for home burglary

Lacey Lynn Clark, 27, of rural Ponsford has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony first-degree burglary.

According to court records, at about 4 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2017, a Becker County man called law enforcement to report he had chased two women out of his home who had stolen his wife's purse and a carton of Old Gold 100s cigarettes.

Clark said she was high on Gabapentin (a nerve pain medication and anticonvulsant) and admitted entering the home through a wood chute, then fleeing the scene and driving away after being confronted by the homeowner.

She appeared in court April 13 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced her to 33 months in prison at Shakopee, stayed 20 years.

She was ordered to serve 180 days in jail, with credit for 110 days served. She must pay a $1,000 fine and $1,090 in court fees.

She was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, and was placed on supervised probation for 20 years.

A second felony charge of controlled substance crime was dismissed in a plea agreement. The case involved an Aug. 19, 2016 incident, in which she was a passenger in a vehicle that fled from a White Earth police officer in Pine Point. The driver slammed to a stop and fled into the woods on foot, leaving Clark and another passenger in the vehicle, with 2.85 grams of meth packaged in small baggies.

She was previously convicted of fifth-degree controlled substance crime in 2016.