Police arrest woman who skipped sentencing

2014-01-02T10:04:00Z 2014-04-18T11:38:08Z Police arrest woman who skipped sentencingGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
January 02, 2014 10:04 am  • 

Police on Monday arrested a woman after she missed her sentencing hearing for a January 2013 break-in that ended with police fatally shooting her husband.

Heather Lynnea Brawley, 26, had been scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County District Court in November for sentencing on one count of burglary.

When Brawley failed to make her court appearance, Judge Ingrid Gustafson issued a $7,500 bench warrant for

her arrest.

Brawley had admitted in a previous court appearance that on Jan. 6, 2013, she and her husband, Daniel Brawley, broke into a house on Miles Avenue, fixed a meal, took a shower and gathered up children’s clothing and diapers before police arrived and arrested them.

Daniel Brawley was shot and killed shortly thereafter after he slipped a hand out of plastic ties while in the back seat of a patrol car, climbed into the front seat of the vehicle and tried to drive away.

The car hit an officer, who opened fire on Brawley. A recent coroner’s inquest cleared the officer of any wrongdoing in the shooting.

Brawley’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 31.

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