FAIRMONT — Authorities handed a 42-year-old homeless woman her third shoplifting charge last month.

The complaint states that Trina Dawn Thorne faces the felony offense.

A patrolman with the Fairmont Police Department said he received a shoplifting complaint at approximately 1:20 p.m. July 6 at the Westside Market on Locust Avenue and reviewed video footage. The officer saw Thorne take Little Debbie cakes off the shelf and place them in her purse, the complaint states. According to the court papers, she left the business without paying for the items.

The officer found Thorne was first convicted of shoplifting on Nov. 4, 2014 and also a second conviction on Feb. 24, 2015.

Court records show Thorne’s bail is set at $10,012. She is in the North Central Regional Jail.

She faces a preliminary hearing at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 before Marion County Magistrate Melissa Pride Linger, according to the court records.

According to a criminal complaint and court records, a man had also been charged in the incident, but his charge was dismissed.

In a separate case, Heather R. Stevens, 28, of 12 Glade Fork Rd., Mannington faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 19 after she was charged with burglary and entry of a dwelling or outhouse for an April 3 incident in Mannington, according to a criminal complaint and court records.

The complaint states that Stevens entered an address on Margarette Road in Mannington without permission from the owner, and took a Canon digital camera. According to the court papers, she then pawned the camera at Miller’s Pawn Store in Mannington and received $50.

Court records show Stevens’ bail is set at $15,012. She is in the North Central Regional Jail.

She faces a preliminary hearing at 1:45 p.m. Aug. 19 before Marion County Magistrate Melissa Pride Linger.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (304) 367-2549.

Eric Hrin can be reached at 304-367-2549, or ehrin@timeswv.com.

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