KINGMAN - A Kingman woman allegedly paid back a kindhearted friend who forgave a previous incident by burglarizing her home a second time - this time with a man carrying a machete in his belt.
Susan Marie Sessoyeff, 44, and 30-year-old Russell Lee Cruz were taken into custody at about 10 a.m. Monday morning after deputies responded to a burglary-in-progress call at a home in the 2600 block of Snavely Avenue.
According to Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies heard voices coming from inside a detached garage on the property and ordered those inside to exit with their hands in the air.
The pair complied. Cruz, she said, had a large machete attached to his belt and a folding knife in his pocket. He also allegedly had drugs and the associated paraphernalia that were found following a search.
Cruz reportedly told deputies that his girlfriend, Sessoyeff, had her "best friend's" permission to be at the home.
Sessoyeff allegedly told deputies her friend knew she was there to gather items, but the homeowner when contacted said Sessoyeff did not have authority to be on the property, and that Sessoyeff "was caught at her house before and she declined charges."
The alleged victim was not so forgiving this time around.
Sessoyeff faces a felony charge of burglary. Cruz was also charged with felony burglary, along with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia