St. Louis Woman Held Victim's Dog Hostage, Police Say

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Kiauna Proudie, 24, confessed to robbery and burglary,  police say. - IMAGE VIA ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
  • Image via St. Louis County Police
  • Kiauna Proudie, 24, confessed to robbery and burglary, police say.

A 24-year-old St. Louis woman has been charged with two felonies after breaking into a home and holding her victim's dog hostage, authorities say.

On November 9, Kiauna Proudie allegedly forced her way inside through a back window of a home in the 10400 block of Castle Drive in north county, intending to rob her female victim, St. Louis County police say. Proudie pulled out a pistol once she was inside and threatened to shoot the woman's dog, authorities say.

The victim fought back, and Proudie eventually fled, authorities say.

But Proudie lives only about a block away in north county's Castle Point neighborhood. Investigators were able to link her to the crime through DNA evidence, and she has since been arrested and confessed, police say.

She was charged with first-degree robbery and burglary. She was jailed on a $50,000 cash bond.

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