December 21, 2014

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Woman charged with robbing landlord

VERMILION — A 23-year-old woman was arrested after she was accused of robbing her 72-year-old landlord who had evicted her.

Morris

Morris

The landlord, Robert Masters, told police he was in the process of evicting Krystalyn Morris from her apartment on Devonshire Road, and he locked her bedroom window, which is how she entered the apartment.

Masters said Morris returned to the apartment and began yelling at him for locking her out. Masters told police Morris then pushed him down and grabbed his wallet, which contained approximately $100 cash.

During the struggle, Masters hit the panic alarm on his key chain, which set off his car alarm, and Morris took Masters’ phone and left the area, according to a police report.

A neighbor, who heard the panic alarm, told police he saw Morris leaving, and she told him she was going to call police on Masters for locking her out.

Police found Morris walking with a man on Edgewater Drive, and she was arrested and charged with robbery. She was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found what appeared to be a homemade crack pipe.

Morris denied that the pipe was hers, and she said she was holding it for a friend. She also denied robbing her landlord and said she only confronted him about locking her out and going through her belongings.

A preliminary hearing on the charges was set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vermilion Municipal Court.