Sheriff’s office recovers $25k of stolen property from Mill Spring break-in

Published 3:21 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office recovered approximately $25,000 worth of stolen property and arrested another woman in a string of recent Mill Spring break-ins.

The sheriff’s office in a joint effort with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Fletcher Police Department, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office searched three houses where large amounts of stolen property from Polk County were recovered.

Sumlee Mongkolket Fayssoux

Sumlee Mongkolket Fayssoux

Sumlee Mongkolket Fayssoux, 35, of Barrington Court, Fletcher was arrested and charged with three counts of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor first-degree trespassing and felony conspiracy breaking and entering/larceny, according to Polk sheriff reports.

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Fayssoux joins three other women recently arrested for the same break-ins in Polk County.

Christina Parris, 33, of Hope View Drive, Hendersonville was charged last week with felony breaking and entering, first-degree trespass, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.

Amy Bowser-Sypress, 33, of Owensby Road, Hendersonville was charged last week with felony breaking and entering and first-degree trespass, according to sheriff reports.

Eva Acosta, 28, of Elson Drive, Hendersonville was charged last week with felony breaking and entering, first-degree trespass, possession of marijuana and felony possession of methamphetamine and marijuana inside a detention facility, according to sheriff reports.

The Polk sheriff’s office criminal investigations division obtained information that a home in Fletcher was being used to store a bulk of stolen items from the home broken into in Mill Spring. Polk investigators contacted the Fletcher Police Department and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office who began gathering information on the suspect, Fayssoux, according to police reports.

The agencies went to the Barrington Court residence and asked to conduct a search. The search uncovered several thousand dollars worth of property stolen from the Mill Spring residence, as well as heroin, methamphetamine, liquid ecstasy and various drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports. The Barrington Court residence search led to the search of two additional homes in Buncombe County.

“This comes as a result of persistence,” said Polk County Criminal Investigation Division Captain BJ Bayne. “As leads developed, investigators continued to follow each one, which took a snowball effect.”

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office assisted in locating the additional residences, where more stolen property was recovered. Additional charges have been filed on four more suspects in the case, according to the Polk sheriff’s office, with their names being held pending their arrests.

“The results are efforts of multi-agencies’ cooperation working for the good of a victim,” said Bayne. All the involved agencies pulled together and put numerous hours in trying to recover as much property and apprehend all individuals responsible.”

Fayssoux was still being held as of Monday in the Transylvania County Detention Center under a $16,500 secured bond. She was given a court-appointed attorney with her next court date scheduled for May 27.

Parris was issued a $15,000 secured bond and was appointed an attorney with her next court date scheduled for May 20.

Bowser-Sypress was issued a $5,000 bond, was appointed an attorney during her first court appearance and is scheduled for court again on May 20.

Acosta was issued a written promise to appear in court and has her first court appearance scheduled for May 27.