A Friedens woman pleaded guilty Monday to theft, a second-degree felony, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, in two cases in which she was charged with stealing from a Berlin man and trying to stop him from testifying against her.
Sharell Lynn Brown, 21, Listie Road, is free on $35,000 unsecured bond awaiting sentencing on June 5.
Berlin Borough police charged Brown with stealing two handguns — a .44 Magnum and a .22-caliber handgun — and a jar filled with $100 in coins Sept. 11 from the home of a man for whom she cleaned. Brown and her boyfriend drove to Pittsburgh and sold the guns for 10 bricks of heroin, police said.
Police said Brown later called the homeowner Nov. 27 and begged him not to show up at her preliminary hearing. During one of the phone calls, Brown told the man that the case involved guns, which he perceived as an indirect threat, police said.
Initially, Brown was charged with intimidation of witnesses or victims, a felony, disorderly conduct, harassment, theft, receiving stolen property, recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct.
Friedens woman pleads guilty in theft, intimidation cases
Sharell Brown (April 8, 2013)
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