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3-2-16


Woman lets cows out, enters
victim’s home
She was drinking wine on
couch when authorities arrived

by Valerie Verkamp
Landmark assistant editor

An alleged intruder made herself at home after releasing farm animals from a barn in Camden Point.

The Platte County Prosecutor's Office charged Elizabeth Hart, age 29, of Dearborn with a class C felony of burglary in the second degree.

The alleged crime occurred in the 300 block of 5th Street in Camden Point at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26.

Police, responding to a report of a suspicious person, arrived at the Stamper residence to find Hart drinking wine while sitting on the couch in the home of Jin Ju Stamper. Hart stated that she had entered the barn, released the animals and entered the residence to tell the occupants about the animals, according to court documents.

Stamper told authorities Hart entered the home uninvited, turned on lights, entered the victim’s bedroom and informed her of releasing the animals.

Hart told the resident that she released farm animals from a nearby barn and wanted to spill the beans on what she had done. Stamper told authorities she never gave Hart permission to enter the home because she did not know the alleged suspect.

The resident also told authorities two cows were missing from the barn.

Hart remains inside the Platte County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. Conditions of bond include no contact with the victim or the victim’s residence.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, Hart had 11 outstanding warrants.