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Brandy Powell Burhans
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Valdese Woman Jailed On Felony Charges Following Alleged Theft At Business

45-year-old Brandy Powell Burhans of Hipps Street SE in Valdese was arrested Saturday (July 16) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. She’s charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering along with a misdemeanor count of second-degree trespassing.

A Public Safety Officer responded to Walmart on Morganton Heights Boulevard shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday for a report of larceny. The suspect was being held at loss prevention after she allegedly improperly rang up items at the self checkout in the amount of $118.05. The items included sunglasses, wipes, ziplock bags, a toilet seat, and shower head.

The trespassing warrant is from June 6 of this year. Burhans was placed in the Burke County Jail where she remained as of earlier today (July 19) under $10,500 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled Monday (July 18).