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Iowa woman sent to prison after vandalizing elementary school and burglarizing hair salon


This news story was published on October 13, 2020.
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INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – An Iowa woman has been sent to prison after vandalizing an elementary school and burglarizing a hair salon.

Autumn Christine Meiborg, 22, of Independence, Iowa, was sentenced to serve a prison term of 10 years in the Iowa District Court for Buchanan County on August 25, 2020.

On July 13, 2020, Meiborg pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree in connection with breaking into and vandalizing West Elementary School in Independence, causing over $33,800 in damages, on April 24, 2020.

At the time of committing the offenses at West Elementary School, Meiborg was on probation for a 2015 burglary of Total Image Salon and a 2016 burglary of a residence, both in Independence. Her probation in both matters was revoked at her sentencing on August 25, 2020.

Meiborg will be required to pay victim restitution as part of her sentence. Burglary in the Third Degree is a Class D Felony and carries up to 5 years imprisonment. Criminal Mischief in the First Degree is a Class C Felony and carries up to 10 years imprisonment.

Autumn Christine Meiborg

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