A change of plea hearing was held Thursday in Fourth Judicial district court for a Sheridan woman charged with multiple felonies. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.
Pursuant to terms of a plea agreement reached with the State, 29-year-old Rachael Rodriguez pleaded “guilty” to the felony charges of Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Attempted Burglary and Delivery of a Controlled Substance- Methamphetamine. The plea deal recommends a sentence of 2 ½ to 4 years in prison on the burglary charges, all to run concurrent to one another, and suspended in lieu of a split sentence of 7 months in jail and three years of supervised probation. For the meth delivery charge, the plea deal recommends a sentence of 2 ½ to 5 years in prison, suspended in lieu of a split sentence of 7 months in jail and three years of supervised probation. The sentence will run concurrent to the sentences for the burglary charges.
District Court Judge John Fenn reminded Rodriguez that the Court is not bound by the terms of the plea deal, and may reject it altogether at sentencing. Judge Fenn ordered that a presentence investigation be completed and set sentencing for November 19 at 10:30 am. Bond was revoked and Rodriguez was remanded to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing. In late April, Rodriguez was arrested for her role in burglarizing a number of storage units in Sheridan County between March 1st and April 16 of this year. She was arrested for the delivery charge on September 3 for selling methamphetamine on April 8 of this year.