Jailed woman faces new charges
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:02 PM
A Madison woman already in jail on unrelated charges faces a new burglary charge after police identified her as the suspect in surveillance footage after comparing images to a jail booking photo.
Timanie G. Konkle, 25, faces a Level 4 felony count of burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft following a breaking-and-entering incident last month. Prosecutors filed the charges Monday morning in Jefferson Circuit Court.
Madison Police responded to reports of a burglary around 6 a.m. on Feb. 22 in the 900 block of East First Street. Two people told police someone broke into their Riverboat Inn hotel room while they were asleep and took cash.
One person said water had been turned on in the kitchen area in the early morning, but he suspected it was the other person staying in the room. The two people noticed something was wrong after they discovered that a wallet and keys in the room had been moved during the night.
The person said keys had been removed from a key ring and cash was missing from the wallet. The keys were later located, the probable cause affidavit stated, but receipts that had been with the money were located on the stairs outside of the room.
While checking the property, police and employees also noticed power to a section of rooms and to the main building was shut off at the breakers.
On March 4, police obtained a photo of a female subject in the burglary case. Security footage showed the subject walking around for an extended period of time.
Police identified Konkle as the female subject by comparing the security footage to a jail booking photo of the woman taken just days earlier when she had been arrested on an unrelated burglary charge.
Konkle told police during an interview that she had been at the hotel because someone had been following her. She did admit to entering the room, the affidavit stated, but Konkle denied taking money.
Konkle appeared Monday morning for an initial hearing in Jefferson Superior Court where she entered a preliminary plea of not guilty to the charges. The Court set bond at $2,000 cash only.
She remains incarcerated following Monday’s hearing.