HARRISONBURG — The younger of two sisters tied to a spree of area break-ins received a four-year active prison sentence Monday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Beth Ann Deeds, 21, of Fulks Run, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 36 years suspended, for five felony counts of breaking and entering, two felony grand larcenies and one felony charge of obtaining money by false pretenses, according to a plea agreement.
Her sister, April Deeds, 25, is charged with six felony counts of grand larceny, seven felony counts of breaking and entering and one felony count of obtaining money by false pretenses. She is scheduled for a jury trial Nov. 4.
Beth Ann Deeds stayed in the car while her sister stole items, including electronics and jewelry, from five Rockingham County houses on two separate days in early February. She then pawned some of the jewelry for $338 at the Coin and Gift Shop in Harrisonburg, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kristen Zalenski said.