Armed home intruder, entered through doggy door; Prior she spent four hours in the chicken coop

Joplin News First

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — The early morning hours of Thursday, September 2, Galena Police Department were alerted to a Burglary in Progress at a rural Galena, Kansas, residence.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s office state, “Resident was allegedly awoken by a woman armed with a knife entering the home through a pet-door.

Authorities arrived and arrested 35-year-old Brittany Stamps.

The resident, Krystina McCumber, shared security video footage with Joplin News First featuring a female, with a knife, entering through a doggy door and wandering through the home.

The resident reviewed security camera footage later it appeared the suspect had climbed the privacy fence sometime around 12:30 a.m. and spent four hours in the chicken coop before entering the residence through the doggy door.

My son woke me up telling me there was a bloody woman named Brittany who was my friend with blood and knife … and needed help,” McCumber tells us. “To be honest I told him he was dreaming because it didn’t make sense.

McCumber says she didn’t know the woman at all. As she reviewed her security camera footage later it appeared the suspect had climbed the privacy fence sometime around 12:30 a.m. and spent about four hours in the chicken coop before entering the residence through the doggy door.

Stamps remains in the Cherokee County jail on $60,000 bond, on the following charges:

  • Aggravated Burglary
  • Aggravated Assault (2x)
  • Criminal Trespass, posted locked fence property

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