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Women sentenced in burglary case

Two women convicted for their role in a robbery in July were sentenced this week in Mower County District Court.

Nyamuoch Peter Chuony and Nyakier James Thiach, both 19, had pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary. Multiple other felonies and a gross misdemeanor were dismissed as part of plea agreements.

Chuony was placed on 20 years of supervised probation and ordered to perform 80 hours of community work service.

Thiach was sentenced to 27 months in prison, stayed for 20 years. She was also ordered to serve 120 days in jail, with credit for 73 days served, complete 100 hours of community work service, and was placed on 20 years' supervised probation.

If Thiach is deported, she will be placed on unsupervised probation. She's required to obtain a mental health evaluation and follow all recommendations, in addition to other conditions.


Officers were called about 10 p.m. on July 29 to the 900 block of Seventh Avenue Northeast on a report of a possible burglary and assault.

The resident of the home said Chuony and Thiach had knocked at her door, asking for a third person whom the women said owed them money, according to a police report.

The alleged victim told the women she had no idea what or who they were talking about. Chuony and Thiach then entered the residence uninvited. One of them took a plastic container full of coins, which officers later found outside near a tree.

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