Suspect in store vandalism spree sentenced to 120 days
A woman suspected of trying to shoplift items from a downtown Grass Valley store and then allegedly assaulted employees was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail.
Jordun Dawn Baggett, 21, was arrested in September of last year at a store in the 100 block of Mill Street in Grass Valley.
Baggett reportedly went into a dressing room with clothing, then tried to leave with the items. When she was confronted by a store employee, she allegedly began yelling, then reached into her purse and removed the items, throwing them to the floor.
Baggett reportedly pushed an employee, knocking her down, knocked over a mannequin and broke a ceramic cat inside the store. She then allegedly grabbed a metal display rack and tried to break the window, then knocked over several more mannequins.
A search of Baggett’s purse reportedly uncovered painkillers and anti-depressants, and a further search at the jail uncovered a drug pipe hidden in her bra.
Baggett was charged with second-degree robbery, vandalism, possession of a controlled substance and of bringing contraband into jail.
She subsequently agreed to plead no contest to possessing stolen property, in return for 120 days in jail.
Superior Court Judge Candace Heidelberger noted she had credit for time served, and 12 additional days of time credit were to be applied to her fines. Baggett also has no drug and alcohol terms, and is subject to search and seizure. Heidelberger also issued a stay-away order from the store.
“I hope you follow through,” Heidelberger told Baggett. “You’re too young to ruin your life … You got a really good offer.”
Baggett previously was sentenced to one day in jail after pleading no contest to resisting arrest for an April incident in which she was the driver.
A Grass Valley Police officer on routine patrol saw the vehicle, which was suspected of transporting a wanted person, but Baggett ran a stop sign with her two male passengers fleeing on foot into Wolf Creek.
Baggett had a charge of entering an establishment with intent to commit a larceny dating back to September, which was dismissed; she still faces a charge of prowling from another September arrest and is set to be arraigned on Feb. 22.
To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email email@example.com or call 530-477-4229.
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