Summerfield woman who went missing now behind bars on probation violations

A Summerfield woman who temporarily went missing earlier this month is behind bars in the Marion County Jail.

Stephanie Brianne Binegar, 27, was arrested Thursday and charged with violating her probation on charges of petit theft and uttering a forged instrument, as well as an outstanding warrant for possession of drug equipment, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report states.

Stephanie Binegar’s booking photos from the Marion County Jail from Thursday, May 9; Dec. 30, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2012; her Department of Corrections probation photo from April 24 and the photo released by the sheriff’s office when she went missing on May 4.

On April 24, Judge Anthony Michael Tatti withheld adjudication of guilt and opted instead to put Binegar on supervised probation for 18 months on the forgery charge and one year on the petit theft charge. She was ordered to complete 80 hours of community at a Marion County solid waste facility and make restitution to the victim(s) of her crime at a rate of no less than $25 per month. And she was assessed $954 in fines – none of which has yet been paid, court records show.

Binegar was in the news on May 4 when she went missing from her Summerfield home at 10736 SE 146th Place. At the time, the sheriff’s office put out a release calling her “missing” and “endangered,” saying she had left her home around 8:50 a.m. riding a black bicycle with green rims.

The release also said that prior to leaving her home, Binegar had displayed behavior and made comments that caused alarm for her safety. Anyone who saw her was encouraged to call 911 immediately.

Two days later, the sheriff’s office released a statement saying that Binegar had been located and was safe.

Binegar is being held in the Marion County Jail on no bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 7 at 9 a.m. on the probation violation charges and June 13 at 8 a.m. on the charge for possession of drug equipment.

She also is currently in the court system in connection with a traffic citation she received on April 19 for driving while license suspended, revoked or canceled. She has opted to plead no contest on that charge and have adjudication of guilt withheld by the court clerk’s office if she pays court costs of $215 and shows proof of compliance with a driver’s license by June 26. She’s scheduled to appear in front of Judge Robert Landt the following day, court records show.

Binegar also was arrested in December 2012 on a simple domestic battery charge. She pleaded not guilty and the charge was dropped/abandoned less than a month later, court records show.