Commerce woman pleads guilty to burlgary

Commerce – A prison sentence has been handed down in connection with a Commerce burglary. Shawnda Monique Brown, of Commerce, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a woman's wallet and a pocketful of cash in June, 2008. The crime occurred on Lilly Drive, where an 81-year-old female resident said she had let a Brown into her home for a drink of water. After Brown left, the victim said she noticed items missing from her home. When questioned by Commerce PD, Brown presented the victim's money, wallet and driver's license. She was sentenced to three years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institution Division.

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