A woman, who lists her address as homeless in Catawba County, has been charged with stealing a firearm from her parent’s home in Lincoln County.
On October 15, 2019, the parent reported a .380 caliber Ruger pistol had been stolen from a dresser drawer in the house. He also discovered a second pistol, a 9 millimeter pistol, had been removed from his pickup truck.
He said his daughter came to his home on October 12, 2019, asking for money to purchase prescription medication and was given a check to cover the cost. She then left the residence.
On January 21, 2020, Detective J. Lail interviewed Hannah Ovita Friday, 27, who was in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center after being arrested on a probation violation on January 7, 2020. Friday was asked about the missing firearm and she admitted she stole it from her father’s residence to purchase drugs.
She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and charged with one felony count of larceny of a firearm. She was given a $5,000 secured bond on the charge but remains in jail on a no-bond hold for the probation violation.
Investigation continues in the theft of second pistol missing from the vehicle.