A woman involved in an “insane summer” of burglaries to fund her cocaine addiction will spend three years in prison and six years under extended supervision.
Amanda M. Rodden-Clawson, 25, was sentenced Friday in Rock County Court to three years of extended supervision consecutive to her Walworth County sentence.
She was sentenced Feb. 9 in Walworth County Court to three years in prison and three years of extended supervision, said her attorney, Frank Raff.
Rodden-Clawson faced eight burglary and theft charges in Walworth County and six in Rock County, Raff said.
As part of a plea deal, Rodden-Clawson pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary in one Rock County case, and the others were dismissed and read into the record.
The Rock County District Attorney’s Office and Raff offered the joint recommendation of withholding sentencing and adding three years of extended supervision consecutive to the Walworth County sentence, and Judge James Daley agreed.
Raff said a Walworth County prosecutor called Rodden-Clawson a criminal with a drug addiction. Raff disagrees with that.
“She’s not a criminal who happens to do drugs,” he said. “She’s funny, she’s smart, and she was in the midst of a very serious drug addiction in the summer.”
Rodden-Clawson’s crimes included car thefts and credit card fraud. She was arrested in August after a police dog bit and held on to her arm in the basement of a Janesville bar.
Raff said Rodden-Clawson will have a chance in prison to get her head straight and get over her substance abuse. Rodden-Clawson apologized to those she victimized for selfish gain.
Daley said Rodden-Clawson is smart enough to take advantage of prison substance abuse programs and beat her addiction. Every day, she’ll have to face the choice of whether to use or not. Daley said he hopes she makes the right choice so she doesn’t end up back in jail.
“Nobody looks good in orange,” Daley said. “Not even Syracuse fans look good in orange.”