• Published October 29, 2009
An Elma woman was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail for her role in a church burglary, according to The Daily World of Aberdeen.
Tara L. Geelan, 20, admitted stealing music equipment from Lake Quinault Valley Chapel in August. Pastor Gery West said the church had offered drug-treatment support and a discipleship program to Geelan and would like to do the same again.
Geelan apologized for helping Jeremy A. Sorrell, 20, steal from a church revival tent after members offered to give them gas money for pursuing drug treatment Aug. 24.
Sorrell faced additional charges connected to other residential burglaries, as well as the theft of a woman’s purse in Olympia.
A judge sentenced Sorrell to nearly 21/2 years in prison on two counts of burglary, trafficking stolen property and other charges.
The couple took the items to Olympia and sold them at a pawnshop, court records state.
The Olympian, news services