A Hot Springs Village woman was arrested on felony charges Feb. 6 for allegedly breaking into a Fountain Lake storage unit in January.
Hannah Elizabeth Bailey, 36, Valladolid Lane, is charged with Class B felony theft of property, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and breaking or entering, punishable by up to six years.
In a hearing last Wednesday, Hot Springs District Judge Ralph Ohm reduced bond from $7,500 to $3,500. Bailey pleaded not guilty, and a public defender was appointed. She remained in jail yesterday morning. A hearing is set for April 3.
According to the case affidavit, on Feb. 1, a Garland County Sheriff’s Department investigator responded to a break-in at storage units behind a store at 4909 Park Ave. The owner said the units were broken into on Jan. 24.
A video allegedly shows a gray Ford Ranger pulling into the store’s driveway, which leads to the storage units, around 4:33 p.m. Jan. 24. The Ranger appeared to have only a red gas can in its bed as it entered.
Seven minutes later, the video shows the Ranger leaving the business with four gray totes in its bed.
The total theft was about $50,000, the affidavit says.
Arkansas felony classifications range from Class D, the least serious, through Class A and to Class Y, at the top end.