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Crime & Courts

Genoa's Carrie Jones, accused of stealing rifle, cat, free on bail

Carrie A. Jones, 38, of Genoa
Carrie A. Jones, 38, of Genoa

SYCAMORE – A 38-year-old Genoa woman who was arrested walking near downtown Genoa with a stolen rifle and a stolen cat has posted bail and is out of jail, according to court records.

Carrie A. Jones, of the 400 block of West Main Street, is charged with residential burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, criminal damage to property and unlawful possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card. If convicted of the most serious charge, burglary, she could be sentenced to four to 15 years in prison.

DeKalb County Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert agreed March 12 to reduce Jones’ bond from $50,000 to $4,000 – provided Jones immediately report to probation and go on electronic home monitoring. A man posted the $400 the day bond was reduced, court records show.

Genoa Police Chief Robert Smith has said that about 7 a.m. Feb. 25, Jones was walking east on Main Street near Washington Street, carrying a cat, rifle and knife she’d stolen from a house in the 500 block of West First Street. She’s been forbidden to go back to the house or have contact with anyone who lives there.

Jones is due back in court at 9 a.m. April 5.

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