Pittsfield woman sentenced to DOC for stealing iguana, aquarium tank

Posted: Jul. 23, 2014 8:58 am Updated: Aug. 6, 2014 10:15 am

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- A 26 year-old Pittsfield woman has been sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections for stealing an iguana and aquarium tank last year from a Pittsfield business.

Sasha A. Smith was sentenced in Pike County Circuit Court by Judge Frank McCartney on July 15.

"Smith's criminal history is such that a DOC term was the only appropriate recommendation from my office. Apparently the court agreed, " Pike County State's Attorney Matt Goetten said in a release.

Smith was charged with Class 4 felony theft for her involvement in the theft from the Reel's Net and Twine in Pittsfield on Sept. 5, 2013. The items had a value of less than $500.

In Case You Missed It

Playing It By Ear: Blind 8-year-old loves baseball, following Hannibal Cavemen
From his usual spot in the front row of seats in a suite down the third-base line, 8-year-old Dougie Brawley listens to the sounds around him at Clemens Field ... the sounds Dougie uses to immerse himself in a baseball game. It's the only way he can. He has been blind his entire life.