Acquittal for woman charged with stolen property
Published 8:11 am Friday, July 14, 2017
A woman charged with gross misdemeanor receiving stolen property after being arrested during a traffic stop in which police found stolen property in her vehicle was acquitted in Mower County District Court on Thursday.
Shain Doreen Lane, 47, of Spencer, Wisconsin, was arrested in December after an officer observed her failing to stop at an intersection and then failing to signal when changing lanes.
According to the court report, the officer allegedly saw that Lane was under the influence of drugs. Lane claimed she had come from “Angel’s” room at the Rodeway Inn.
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Lane failed several field sobriety tests and police learned her license had been revoked.
Police found two bags containing jewelry, including a bracelet with a different name. Lane claimed the bag belonged to Angel. Police also found two Kay Jewelers repair slips with the name of a LeRoy resident on them, a Nook logged into another person’s account, two 9 mm bullets and two methamphetamine pipes.
Officers contacted the LeRoy family listed on the receipts, whose storage unit had been broken into.
Police arrested Angelina Marie Barnes (“Angel”) after executing a search warrant on her room at the Rodeway Inn. Police found jewelry and other stolen property as well as 0.15 grans of meth, a Clonazepam pill, two marijuana pipes and three meth pipes in the room.
Barnes admitted selling two bags of jewelry to Lane for $50 the night she was arrested.
Lane is still facing charges of gross misdemeanor DWI — operating motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving after revocation of her license, to which she has pleaded not guilty.
—Jason Schoonover contributed to this report.