Porter County Courts
July 31, 2012 5:20PM
Man admits shoving woman
Shoving a woman into a chair so hard that it collapsed her lung will likely mean a year in prison for a Chesterton man.
Kristofer D. Hugunin, 39, pleaded guilty Tuesday to Class C felony battery causing serious bodily injury, and charges of Class D felony and misdemeanor domestic battery will be dropped for the plea.
If Porter County Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper accepts his plea at his Sept. 4 sentencing, he will also serve four more years on probation, plus finish probation from an 18-month June 2001 sentence for Class D felony theft.
The battery happened May 3 in front of an 11-year-old child.
Couple’s child had cocaine in system
A Chesterton couple charged with dealing cocaine were granted permission Tuesday for supervised visitation of one of their children, a child about 11 years old who tested positive for cocaine.
The child didn’t use the cocaine but probably picked up residue from the manufacture of crack inside the home of Jerry Coleman, 39, and Andrea Coleman, 33, it was argued in Porter County Circuit Court Tuesday.
Jerry Coleman faces up to 20 years in prison on each of two Class B felony dealing in cocaine charges and up to eight years on a Class C felony neglect of a dependent charge.
Andrea Coleman faces up to 50 years in prison on each of two Class A felony dealing in cocaine charges and is also charged with Class B felony dealing in cocaine and Class C felony neglect of a dependent.
He allegedly sold 2.5 grams of cocaine for $200 to Porter County Drug Task Force agents on April 3 and 2.4 grams of crack cocaine for $300 April 17.
She allegedly sold 1.1 grams of cocaine for $100 on April 5, 3.5 grams of crack for $320 on April 11 and 4 grams of crack for $400 on April 24.
Three children were in her 2002 BMW the last two times.
The couple worked no jobs besides selling cocaine, court document state, and when police raided the house, they found a pan used for manufacturing crack and found traces of cocaine in the toilet where Jerry allegedly flushed the drug.
Third burglar pleads guilty
The last of three Hazel Crest, Ill., men who broke into the Valparaiso Cartronix store on LaPorte Avenue in April 2011 has pleaded guilty.
Timothy Farris, 30, pleaded Tuesday to Class C felony burglary, and as part of the plea, will receive a four-year prison term with no probation at his Aug. 28 sentencing.
Farris will serve that consecutive with any sentencing from Lake County for the burglary of the Hobart Radio Shack he allegedly did the same night with Jason Thomas Clark, 27, who received a four-year sentence for the Cartronix burglary and Tremain Lawrence Williams, 21, who received a three-year sentence.
The three were scared off by the Cartronix alarm without taking any merchandise and were allegedly directed by a fourth man via cellphone.