By Patti Weaver


  (Cushing, Okla.) — A 38-year-old Cushing woman accused of burglarizing a house in the 1500 block of E. Walnut has been ordered to appear in court on Jan. 3, 2022, when she can seek a preliminary hearing on the felony charge.
    Kristen Leigh Phillips, who remains free on $2,000 bail, could be given as much as a seven-year prison term if convicted of second-degree burglary.
    Phillips was arrested on Sept. 13 by Cushing Police Officer Kurt McKean after a search warrant was served at her residence where stolen property was found, an affidavit alleged.
    Among the stolen items seized, which the victim identified as his, were seven fishing rods, a weed eater, a water bowl and tank for a dog, a lawn chair, a pair of welding leads, a tackle box, a Johnson left-handed guitar, and a large metal house decoration, the affidavit alleged.
    The victim told police that, “a family member of his saw what he believed to be his bass guitar at Mike’s Cash and Pawn,” the affidavit alleged.
    “Mike’s Pawn provided me with a bill of sale for the bass guitar,” which was sold for $40 by a man claiming he had owned it for a month, the affidavit alleged.
    After the victim had identified it by color, distinguishing stains and damages on the body of the bass guitar, “a pawn hold was placed on it,” the affidavit alleged.