A Franklin County woman has been charged for allegedly luring a woman from her Marthasville home in a ruse to burglarize the residence.
According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Jessica Perkins, 29, and Minda Williams, 22, of Cuba, Mo., along with two men played a part in the burglary at a home in the 500 block of Hiawatha Street June 21 where two handguns and a safe containing $2,000 were stolen.
Perkins and Williams are charged with second-degree burglary, stealing $750 or more, and stealing a firearm. All the charges are Class D felonies with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Prosecutors requested a $15,000 bond.
The two male suspects have been identified but have not been arrested, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s office.
Authorities said both Perkins and Williams admitted to traveling to the home with two males and discussing a plan for the burglary.
Perkins allegedly approached a homeowner at the house, who she said she doesn’t know, and asked if she could get a ride to Dollar General. She allegedly admitted to a detective that she intended to lure the woman away from the home so that it could be burglarized.
After Perkins and the victim left, Williams and the other suspects reportedly arrived in a silver Chevy Cruze sedan, forced open the front door of the home and took the items.
A suspect dropped one of the guns in the yard of the home while fleeing the scene. The gun was recovered by authorities.