September 10, 2013 | 02:39 PMA 59-year-old Delavan woman was sentenced to four years in prison after she pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge.
Gail A. Chaplin also was sentenced to four years of extended supervision.
On Nov. 15, a Walworth Township couple arrived at their home and found their back door pried open and a women inside their house.
That woman was later identified as Chaplin, who, in 2005, was convicted of burglary and sentenced to five years of probation.
Misdemeanor charges of theft and criminal damage to property were dismissed but considered during the sentencing hearing.
According to the criminal complaint:
When the couple returned home they saw a tan Buick in their driveway and that the back door to their home had been pried open. The man entered his home and saw a female intruder inside. The man told the woman she couldn’t leave until police arrived, but she drove away in the Buick.
The homeowners told police two bottles of prescription medication were missing.
The couple wrote the license plate number of the Buick, which was later located at the Delavan Piggly Wiggly.
When police arrived at the Piggly Wiggly they spoke to Chaplin, who denied entering the residence.
However, both homeowners identified her as the intruder in photo line ups.