Woman sent to prison for Layton home robbery

Thursday , August 07, 2014 - 2:57 PM

FARMINGTON -- A 31-year-old woman who robbed a Layton woman of her medication, jewelry and credit cards is headed to prison.

“I understand you were on drugs at the time, but these are very serious matters,” said Judge Robert Dale before he sentenced Sarah Evertsen last week.

Dale sentenced Evertsen to serve two terms of 1 to 15 years at the Utah State Prison and two terms of 0 to 5 years. All of the sentences are to run concurrently.

As Evertsen left the courtroom, she smiled at a row of people who were in attendance. 

Evertsen pleaded guilty in June to one count of attempted aggravated burglary and one count of theft, two second-degree felonies; one count of unlawful possession of a financial card and one count of unlawful use of a financial card, third-degree felonies. 

Her co-defendant, Hunter Daniel Haynes, 30, entered guilty pleas in July to attempted aggravated burglary and one count of theft, two second-degree felonies; one count of unlawful possession of a financial card and one count of unlawful use of a financial card, third-degree felonies.  He has a sentencing hearing scheduled for Aug. 21. 

Dale set a hearing for Evertsen to discuss restitution. 

Both have been held at the Davis County Jail without bail since they were extradited from Knoxville, Tenn., where they were arrested April 17. 

Layton police said Evertsen and Haynes attacked the woman in her bed the morning of April 11. They taped her to the bed with duct tape. The woman had previously hired the two to clean her home.

The two asked the woman where jewelry and money were, as well asking for credit cards and pin numbers, according to court documents..

They left with $7,000 worth of items and credit cards, as well as with Percocet pills, according to the document.

Evertsen exchanged text messages with her mother, admitting she "provided information to other individuals about a lady in Layton who lived alone and would be easy to rob," according to the document.

Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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