WARSAW — Violation of the terms of a bond reduction has resulted in Hannah Marie Brown, 23, 3 EMS B60D Lane, Warsaw, returning to the Kosciusko County Jail.
Initially held on a $10,000 surety and $250 cash bond, Brown was granted her bond be reduced to $200 cash bond, with the stipulation she reside and complete a program at Serenity House.
On May 26 the court was advised she left Serenity House without completing the program ordered by the court. Her bond was revoked and a bench warrant issued. Her bond was set at $10,000 surety and $250 cash.
She was arrested Monday morning, May 30, and booked on original charges of corrupt business influence, a level 5 felony, theft, a level 6 felony; attempted theft and three counts of theft, class A misdemeanors.
Brown along with Steven Paul Gasaway, 25, 5774 N. Second St., Warsaw, were arrested by police April 8, in the Oswego area, near Tippecanoe Lake, following a foot pursuit. They were arrested on warrants on multiple charges filed Feb. 19 in Kosciusko Superior Court 1.
Police arrested the duo after officers received a report of suspicious individuals inside a portable outside restroom unit. As officers approached, the male individual fled one of the units on foot. The female, identified as Brown, was hiding inside one of the numerous restroom units.
Both were wanted on warrants for corrupt business influence, level 5 felonies, theft, level six felonies, attempted theft, class A misdemeanors; and three counts of theft, class A misdemeanors. Gasaway’s charges of attempted theft and three charges of theft, were enhanced to level 6 felonies due to a conviction in March 2012 of an offense of conversion. The charges stem from seven different occasions of working as a team to steal $3,749.35 of merchandise from Wal-Mart and Radio Shack.
The affidavit of probable cause stated Jan. 4, Warsaw Police responded to a theft at Wal-Mart Supercenter, Warsaw. Police were informed Jan. 3, a male and female, later identified as Gasaway and Brown, entered the store, went to the electronics section and selected a 55-inch television. The television was placed in a shopping cart and while Brown distracted the door greeter, Gasaway pushed the cart out the door without paying.
On Jan. 25, Gasaway entered the store and went to the electronics department and a short time later Brown entered the store and went to the same location. Gasaway loaded a 55-inch television into a cart and pushed it toward the front of the store. Again Brown attempted to divert the greeter’s attention, but was unable to do so. Gasaway then left the cart and television in the ladies apparel section and left the store.
Police were called to Radio Shack Feb. 9 where the manager informed police Gasaway and Brown entered the store wishing to purchase a computer battery charger, but left without a purchase. After the couple left it was realized a battery charger box remained but the charger was missing.
Police were called back to Wal-Mart Feb. 12 to learn Gasaway and Brown were involved in a continuing scheme to steal items from the store. Through surveillance video, it was determined Jan. 26 the pair stole a HP notebook and Acer computer, Feb. 2, a HP computer was taken, Feb. 4, a Hisense chromebook and Go Pro video camera were stolen and Feb. 6, two Go Pro cameras were stolen.