Tahlequah Daily Press

April 8, 2013

Woman pleads guilty to burglary charges

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — A Tahlequah woman was given two 15-year suspended sentences last week in exchange for pleading guilty on two felony cases.

Susan R. Scroggins, 42, was charged in July 2012 with second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property; and in December 2012, was given another charge for KCSP.

Scroggins pleaded guilty to the burglary charge in the July case, and to knowingly concealing stolen property in the December case. She was given 15-year sentences for both, with the sentences set to run concurrently.

Scroggins was also ordered to be supervised by mental health court, and to report there last Friday.

Prosecutors alleged Scroggins broke into a vehicle in July and took another woman’s belongings – in court documents, she admitted to “being with one [who] had [taken] a flip phone.” The July charge was a result of that incident.

Scroggins was arrested again in August when she allegedly stole clothes and electronics from her neighbors, but she was never charged in that case.

In court documents signed last week, Scroggins admitted she was driving a vehicle later in 2012 when Tahlequah police stopped her and discovered several stolen tools in the car.

Court documents indicate the tools had been taken from the United Keetoowah Band’s casino. That arrest led to the December charges being filed.