Wise woman sentenced for burglaries

Amy Melinda Fletcher Mullins, age 38, of Wise, was sentenced today before a Wise County Circuit Court judge for her role in a string of burglaries in late 2015 and early 2016.

She had previously pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary, one count of breaking & entering, six counts of grand larceny, three counts of grand larceny of a firearm, and one count of petit larceny in May 2016.

Mullins was sentenced to a period of incarceration of 20 years with 11 years and 5 months suspended. She will serve a total active sentence of 9 years and 7 months in prison. The remaining suspended sentence will be conditioned upon successful completion of 25 years’ probation, no contact with victims, and the payment of restitution to the victims.

Mullins's husband, Jason Mullins, was sentenced in June 2016 to 19 years for his part in the crime spree.

Mullins burglarized seven locations, including family residences. Mullins scoped out each location beforehand and timed the entry when she thought no one would be at home.

Using a crowbar and wire cutters, Mullins broke into homes. She took cash, personal belongings, firearms, and $30,000 to $40,000 worth in jewelry.

After an investigation by the Wise County Sheriff's Office, Virginia State Police, and the Town of Wise Police Department, Mullins was apprehended and confessed to her crimes.

Law enforcement officers located a significant number of stolen items in Mullins's residence and at a pawn shop.


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