Woman charged with burglary

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Breaks in same house twice

By Lisa King


A local woman  was charged with two counts of burglary on July 2.

Allena L. Tevis, 18, of 301 Lynne Acres, is charged with first and second-degree burglary, stemming from a June 26 incident, when she is alleged to have broken into a residence at 617 Village Lane.

Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that after entering the residence unlawfully by an unlocked door, Tevis was confronted by the homeowner as she was going through his prescription drug bottle.

The police report said that at that point, the resident told her he was calling police, and when he tried to restrain her, she threatened to stab him. They began to struggle, the report said, and Tevis kicked him in the knee.

The report said Tevis had entered the same residence unlawfully on a separate occasion, and at that time, she was confronted by a different person, but she fled the scene and was not arrested then, Schutte said.

The report said the “homeowner works in the juvenile court system and was familiar with the intruder.”

Schutte said that at the time Tevis was charged with burglary, she was already incarcerated for another offense, which jail officials said is receiving a stolen credit card.

She is under a $12,500 bond at the detention center.