A woman who was living with alleged East Feliciana serial killer Ryan Sharpe was arrested last week in the theft of at least $14,500 from his safe. 

Robin Linder, 54, was booked Dec. 8 into East Feliciana Parish Jail on a count of felony theft, according to East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court records. Her listed address matches that of Sharpe, at 14277 La. 959. 

Sheriff Jeff Travis said Linder broke into the safe to steal several thousand dollars from Sharpe, 36. However, Travis emphasized that investigators do not believe Linder is connected in any way to the four shootings, three of which were fatal, that authorities have linked to Sharpe.

Sharpe has been accused in the string of shootings within a 25-mile radius over a four-month period earlier this year. Travis said Linder and Sharpe had previously been dating, but he did not know if they are still together.

During a six-hour search of Sharpe's house on Oct. 11, the same day he was arrested, investigators counted $27,000 in cash inside Sharpe's safe before returning the money and locking the safe, according to Linder's arrest report. Five days later, Sharpe's father, William Sharpe, called deputies to report that when he went to his son's house to move the safe, he saw that someone had broken into it by cutting it on all sides.

He told deputies that Linder was the only person who was supposed to be at the home.

When investigators contacted Linder at the home, she had cuts on her arms, which she said happened when she cut open the safe, according to the report. Linder then turned over $14,500 dollars she said she took from the safe, but told deputies she didn't have the other $12,500 and suggested that maybe William Sharpe took it, according to the report.

William Sharpe and the deputy then went to the safe and they saw it was empty.

Ryan Sharpe gave a statement on Oct. 18 when he was booked into East Feliciana jail that while Linder was staying at his house, she cut into his safe and took about $12,000 without his permission. Sharpe said he wanted to file charges against Linder.

Linder remained in jail Thursday with bail set at $20,000, according to Clerk of Court records. 

In East Feliciana Parish, Sharpe was charged with second-degree murder in the July 8 shooting death of Tommy Bass, 62, who was killed outside his house on La. 960; attempted first-degree murder in the Sept. 12 non-fatal shooting of 47-year-old Buck Hornsby, who was struck by dozens of shotgun pellets in front of his residence; and first-degree murder in the Oct. 9 slaying of 48-year-old Brad DeFranceschi, who was shot and killed outside his house near the side of La. 63.  

Sharpe has pleaded not guilty in the first two shootings. He has not yet been arraigned in the DeFranceschi case. 

Sharpe also faces a first-degree murder count in East Baton Rouge in the Sept. 19 drive-by shooting of Carroll Breeden, 66, who was out spraying weeds in his front yard when he was fatally attacked. This shooting happened over the parish line. 

Sharpe, who has not yet been charged in that incident, remains held without bail in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the first-degree murder count in Carroll's killing, according to online booking records.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email PoliceReporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.