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Cass County Courthouse

PLATTSMOUTH – A Louisville woman will spend the next four years on probation for taking items from a house last fall.

Michelle L. Cunningham, 48, appeared in Cass County District Court on Tuesday for a sentencing hearing. She pled guilty in November to a Class IIIA felony charge of attempted burglary. Prosecutors reduced their original Class IIA felony charge of burglary in exchange for the guilty plea.

Authorities discovered evidence that Cunningham had illegally entered the home of someone she knew on Sandhill Road in Louisville. They learned she had stolen personal items such as clothing from the residence. This happened both on Sept. 18 and Sept. 20.

The female victim contacted authorities about the thefts after she learned about Cunningham’s actions. Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Cunningham on the afternoon of Sept. 23. They transported her to Cass County Jail and charged her with a felony.

Judge Michael Smith ordered Cunningham to spend 48 months on probation. She must enroll in a victim empathy program, attend a cognitive behavior group and abstain from alcohol and drugs. She will also be required to complete a co-occurring evaluation and follow all of its recommendations.

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