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Lincoln County Deputy Jailer Says Strange Woman Broke-In, Cleaned Her Home

Posted at 7:04 PM, Oct 07, 2018

LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Lincoln County Deputy Jailer says she came home Saturday morning to find a strange woman in her kitchen.

Deputy Jailer Erica Sampson says she had just finished working the overnight shift at the Lincoln County Regional Jail; when she arrived home she was shocked to find someone else there.

“When I went in the house, the house was clean and the dogs didn’t bark and so I walked in and I kind of listened and she came from out of the kitchen,” said Sampson.

Sampson says her Crab Orchard home had been cleaned by the woman and not much was out of place, except a cell phone and some jewelry was missing.

“I’m pretty sure that she took a shower and slept in my bed. My jewelry box was went through but other than that it’s just strange,” said Sampson.

Sampson says the woman left the home. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office later arrested Heather Owens and charged her with burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“I just want to go home, make sure all of my locks are put in and everything is safe and ready to go,” said Sampson.

Even more shocking, Sampson says this isn’t the first time someone has broken into her home. She says it’s happened about four times, and now she’s fed up.

“I’m tired of it and yesterday was just a little too close because I mean that’s something you don’t want to walk in on,” said Sampson.

Sampson says she hopes in speaking out, she can prevent this from happening again.