A model and reality television show contestant is scheduled to appear in court after police arrested her on suspicion of burglary and fraud in Palm Springs. Renee Alway, 27, was arrested after officers found her hiding with a gun in the garage of a home whose owners were on vacation. After she was in custody, officers called SWAT team believing that an armed man was elsewhere in the house. After a six-hour standoff, police found no one else in the home.
Alway was booked on suspicion of two counts burglary and one of fraud. She was also free on bail for a previous alleged crime at the time of her arrest, adding an extra felony charge, according to the statement. Alway, also known as Renee DeWitt, placed 3rd in the eighth cycle of "America's Next Top Model." She signed on with Next Top Model Management's Los Angeles division in 2008.
In all, the model is facing 20 charges, including 12 felonies. Among them are burglary, credit card fraud and forgery, receiving stolen property and drug possession. Alway was being held at the Riverside County Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning in lieu of $150,000 bail.
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