Woman arrested for allegedly taking items from storage unit


An investigation into allegations that a woman entered a storage unit that she had not rented led to the woman’s arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Lisa Burchett, 40, was allegedly seen entering one of the units at 310 N. Hutchinson St., on Feb. 4, Detective Sam Atkinson said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Burchett allegedly cut the lock off the storage unit and replaced it with another lock, and the victims told police that various items valued at $6,200 had been taken from the unit.

Atkinson said in the affidavit that Burchett said she had “been taking medications” and “may have entered the wrong unit.”

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $2,500 bond for Burchett, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with breaking or entering and theft of property.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Burchett, and told her to come back to court May 31.