A woman who helped steal from her own mother to fund a friend’s heroin addiction has been given 10 months in jail.
The woman, Regina Lynn Farless, 30, of Nashville entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of aggravated burglary, theft of property, and possession of morphine and oxycodone. She was directed to serve 290 days of a three-year sentence and pay $2,000 plus costs. She will be allowed to enter the 31st Judicial District Drug Court Program, which is an intensive 18-month rehabilitation program overseen by the court. Her jail time will run in addition to charges she faces in Rutherford County.
She was arrested along with Joey Vincent Hutcherson, 24, last year.
According to arrest warrants against the two, they went to the home of Farless’ mother in the Centertown area after Farless told her friend there was a safe there with money and prescription drugs.
“They agreed to steal the safe,” said sheriff’s investigator Kevin Murphy.
Murphy said the two were found in town in the parking lot of Central Church of Christ where lawmen recovered the contents of the stolen safe.
“There was $1,200 cash and prescriptions of Percocet and morphine,” Murphy said.
During subsequent questioning, Hutcherson admitted he planned to sell the drugs so he could buy drugs to feed his habit.
“Mr. Hutcherson said he was going to sell the morphine and Percocet on the street to buy heroin,” Murphy said.
Hutcherson is awaiting his court date for his part in the heist