Houston Woman Gets Maximum Sentence for Sugar Land Theft

SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend News) – A Houston woman has been sentenced to the maximum time allowed by law after she was found guilty of stealing clothing from a retail store in Sugar Land.

Shangaee June Palmer, 36, agreed to plead guilty to the crime, but then did not show up for court the day she was to plead. She was apprehended, and pleaded guilty before asking the judge to determine her punishment. 268th District Court Judge Brady Elliott sentenced Shangaee June Palmer to two years in prison for theft – the maximum allowed by law.

According to Assistant District Attorney Susan Sweeney, Palmer worked with another woman to steal the clothing from a retail store in Sugar Land in December 2016. Later, during an interview by the Fort Bend County Community Supervision and Corrections Department, Palmer admitted that she had enough money with her to purchase what she stole at the time, but that she was” just greedy.” After considering her statement and evidence of Palmer’s numerous prior theft convictions, Elliott sentenced Palmer to the maximum two years in the State Jail Division of the Texas