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Man returns home, finds intruder sleeping on couch

Jan 9, 2013 - From staff reports

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual break-in that was discovered early Sunday in the 7200 block of Riverview Road.

According to reports, the homeowner arrived at his property just after 6 a.m. Sunday to find a disabled brown Ford in his driveway.

When he entered the home, the man said an intoxicated person was sleeping on his couch. Initial reports state that the person was "wrapped up," and the homeowner couldn't tell whether it was a man or a woman.

When deputies arrived, they said they entered the home and woke up Wanda Spoonhunter, 43, of Riverton, before arresting her for criminal trespass. Officials said she was not the only one involved in the alleged break-in, however. Reports state Spoonhunter had two accomplices, who had left the area before the homeowner arrived.

"Presumably (they left) Spoonhunter behind after obtaining a separate ride out of the area," Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said. "The suspects are believed to have entered the home after their car broke down."

Lee said the suspects did not leave before they helped themselves to some of the homeowner's food, alcohol and clothing. They also reportedly "sat around smoking cigarettes in the home."

"We do have some property that was found missing," Lee said. "We are treating the case as a burglary."

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the FCSO tip line at 1-800-442-8477.

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