ROCKINGHAM — A Mecklenburg County woman currently on probation is accused of having a stolen car in Richmond County.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had “dealt” with 33-year-old Kayla Yvonne Alley, of Pineville, at an unnamed convenience store on Airport Road on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Deputies reportedly gave Alley a ride to a local shelter.
Later in the day, deputies learned that the vehicle she had been in earlier had been reported to the Pineville Police Department as being stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.
Alley was found at the shelter and arrested on a single charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle. She was booked into the Richmond County Jail where, as of Thursday afternoon, was being held on a $1,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 9.
Online court records currently show no charges related to actually stealing the vehicle.
If convicted, it wouldn’t be the first time.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Alley was convicted in 2020 of larceny of a motor vehicle in Brunswick County.
Her probation was revoked in late 2021 and she spent nearly three months behind bars.
Alley was first convicted in Brunswick County of felony larceny in 2013. Her probation was revoked and she was incarcerated for eight days.
In 2017, Alley was convicted in the same county of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance. Again, she received probation, which was revoked the following year, resulting in a four-month prison stay.
Less than two months after her release, she was back in prison on a post-release revocation, this time serving nearly eight months.
Records show Alley was most recently convicted Jan. 5 of felony larceny in Pitt County and was given an 18-month suspended sentence.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.