Woman arrested for intruding into Chickasaw County home

Family members called the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department before they tied her up and took a picture of the woman and shared it to Facebook.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 12:20 PM

WOODLAND, Miss. (WTVA) - A family in Woodland woke up Sunday morning to find a woman inside their home.

Family members called the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department before they tied her up and took a picture of the woman and shared it to Facebook.

The intruder was 42-year old Christina Rutherford of Okolona.

Jennifer Kilgore said she heard the woman walking inside her home but thought it was her husband.

"It was light steps that went in throughout the house for 30-45 minutes," she said. "I was still in my bed; my daughter was still in bed. My daughter got up because this was like 5:30 in the morning. She got up to see because someone was rummaging through the laundry."

Eventually, Kilgore and her husband were able to wrestle Rutherford to the ground and called law enforcement.

Rutherford was taken to the Chickasaw County jail on a burglary charge. 

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