Duluth woman gets jail, probation in Douglas County burglariesA Duluth woman will spend 90 days in jail and two years on probation for her role in a series of burglaries in Douglas County.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Duluth woman will spend 90 days in jail and two years on probation for her role in a series of burglaries in Douglas County.
Amanda Lee Pfuhl, 32, pleaded no contest to three counts of misdemeanor theft and one count felony burglary Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
She was sentenced to two years probation and 90 days in jail for the theft charges. She was also ordered to pay $3,665.44 restitution, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations, pay court costs and have no contact with the two businesses she stole from — the Roadhouse BP Gas Station in Hawthorne and the Village Market in Poplar.
A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered for the felony count. If Pfuhl complies with all laws, follows her chemical dependency recommendations, has no contact with the businesses and pays off the restitution within two years, the felony charge will be amended to misdemeanor theft with no further penalties on Jan. 3, 2015.
According to the criminal complaint:
Pfuhl broke into the Roadhouse BP on May 24 and June 8. Both times, the glass front doors were smashed and an unknown number of cigarettes were taken. She also broke into the Village Market on Aug. 14 and 29 to steal cartons of cigarettes. She and her alleged accomplice, Shaun Michael Pfuhl, were not working at the time and had no money. They sold the cigarettes on the street. The two, who lived in Hawthorne at the time of the break-ins, told Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Brad Hoyt that Amanda Pfuhl drove the getaway car while Shaun Pfuhl broke into the stores. Amanda Pfuhl told Hoyt she did participate in one burglary at the Village Market.
Shaun Michael Pfuhl, 26, of Duluth faces four felony counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and one felony count of possession of burglarious tools. He remains free on a $5,000 signature bond with the condition he have no contact with Roadhouse BP or the Poplar Village Market.
His next scheduled court appearance is Jan. 23.