LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette woman is expected to spend 18 years in prison after a June crime spree. Her arrest came less than a month after a judge suspended an 8-year sentence on previous charges in favor of a drug treatment program.
Shantel Humphrey was sentenced Friday for auto theft, attempted fraud, felon in possession of a handgun, and escape.
Prosecutors said over the course of three days in June, she took a man's cell phone, threatened him at gunpoint, stole a car with a purse inside, and tried to use the stolen cards at Walmart.
Online court records indicate that spree happened less than a month after Humphrey was sentenced for a similar case.
In December of 2018, Humphrey was charged with auto theft, burglary and false informing. She pleaded guilty to burglary and meth possession, and the other charges were dismissed.
In May, a judge sentenced her to eight years in prison but opted to stay that sentence in exchange for her enrollment in the county's Forensic Diversion Program. The program offers drug treatment with strict rules in place of prison time.
Since Humphrey failed the diversion program, she will have to serve both sentences consecutively. That's ten years for the more recent charges and eight for the 2018 case.
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