Tuesday, 16 April 2019 16:00

Hamlet Police: Woman stole tablet, taser, cash from stepsister

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Jessica Ennis is accused of stealing a taser, tablet and more than $600 in cash from her stepsister on March 19. Jessica Ennis is accused of stealing a taser, tablet and more than $600 in cash from her stepsister on March 19. Richmond County Jail

HAMLET — A woman wanted for breaking into a family member’s vehicle was arrested by police Monday afternoon.

Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say 32-year-old Jessica Louise Ennis was staying with her stepsister on March 19 when she went out to the vehicle and stole a mini air compressor, a taser, a tablet computer and $631 in cash.

The department posted Ennis' photo on Facebook last Thursday, asking for the public's help in locating her.

Ennis is charged with one felony count of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods or property.

She was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond.

Ennis had an order for arrest for allegedly failing to appear in court — records show she has an additional charge of misdemeanor larceny — for which she was given a $2,500 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on all charges May 2.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show in 2005 Ennis was convicted of misdemeanor forgery in Richmond County and identity theft in Moore County and given probation.

However, that probation was revoked and she spent just more than a month behind bars in 2007 when convicted of financial card fraud in Moore County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.