Sammie C. Hayes, a 38-year-old Tampa, Fla., woman who was arrested Tuesday on a charge of unauthorized entry into the unoccupied home of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) in McLean, will be arraigned on the charge Setp. 4 in Fairfax County General District Court.
Hayes is being held under $1,000 bond in the Fairfax jail. According to Fairfax police, Hayes triggered a burglar alarm after entering a front window of the Kennedy home, then called the alarm company to say the alert was a mistake. Company officials were not convinced and called police.
Hayes' father, the Rev. Carl Cramer, pastor of Ambassador Baptist Church in Tampa, said in a telephone interview from Tampa that his daughter had been beset by personal problems. He said she had been married and divorced three times and was unemployed. the company would continue to help them in their real estate operations.
A 1975 story in the Tampa Tribune portrayed her as an energetic promoter of Tampas tourism and said she was a one-time finalist in the Miss Los Angeles beauty contest.
At the time of the breakin, Kennedy and his family were on a yacht, in transit from Hyannis, Mass. to Maine. Nothing was reported missing from the home, Kennedy spokesman Tom Southwick said.