Bullard woman arrested in jewelry theft case

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A Bullard woman was arrested last week after being identified as a suspect in a jewelry theft case in Cherokee County.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation into the case began Tuesday, July 11, when the department received word of a case of stolen property from a residence in Petty Estates, located near Lake Palestine in northwestern Cherokee County.

A statement from the homeowner provided by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department said that she had returned home after being out of town and noticed several items from the home missing, including a large amount of jewelry.

After conducting searches for the missing items, detectives found the missing property at pawnshops throughout the area.

An arrest warrant issued by Cherokee County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Brenda Dominy was released for Sheila Ardry Jones, 49, of Bullard, who was arrested at her home on Tuesday, July 25.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Jones is identified as a neighbor of the victim.

Jones was charged with one count of Theft and was booked in the Cherokee County Jail. She paid a total of $15,000 bond and was released from the jail on Thursday, July 27.

If convicted of the third-degree felony charge of theft, Jones could face a punishment of 2-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

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