Salisbury woman convicted of breaking and entering; sentenced to five months in jail

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 17, 2018

SALISBURY — A Randleman woman was convicted breaking and entering and larceny this week in a three-day trial in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court.

A jury convicted Susan Dion Lagasse, 52, on charges of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony possession of stolen goods.

Judge Lori Hamilton sentenced Lagasse to a suspended sentence of a minimum of 10 months to a maximum of 21 months in prison. She was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.

Lagasse was ordered to serve five months in jail and pay $4,230 restitution to the victim, among other conditions.

On April 6, 2016, deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate a larceny on Pine Ridge Road. The victim said when he arrived home from work, he noticed several items missing. He said the lock had been removed from a storage building and two utility trailers were missing, among other items.

Deputies determined that Lagasse broke into the building and stole the items.

Lagasse had previously been convicted of felony obtaining property by false pretense and felony attempted identity theft.

Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook said she appreciates the work of Assistant District Attorney Kristina Scally in the trial, the investigation conducted by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, and the cooperation of the victim.