Of all the places to break into, NC woman ended up in the police chief’s house

Misty Dawn Anthony
Misty Dawn Anthony

A Marion woman has been sentenced to at least eight months in prison for breaking into an Old Fort home that, unfortunately for her, turned out to be the residence of the town’s police chief.

The McDowell News reported Monday that Misty Dawn Anthony, 38, was found guilty of crimes including felony breaking and entering, and assault on a government official. She was sentenced 19 months in prison and given credit for 240 days time served, it was reported.

Investigators say the break in happened last June at the home of Old Fort Police Chief Melvin Lytle. His 10-year-old daughter was inside the house at the time, hiding in her bedroom as Anthony rummaged through her belongings, it was reported.

Anthony was still inside – wearing clothes stolen from the home – when Lytle walked in, reported TV station WSPA. The two got into a struggle before Anthony was taken into custody, WSPA reported.