Porter County Courts
August 7, 2012 5:26PM
Updated: September 9, 2012 6:18AM
Pregnant woman sentenced to 7 years
A Portage woman who sold heroin to undercover agents while pregnant will give birth while incarcerated, due to the seven-year sentence she received Monday.
Heather M. Alsop, 26, was already on two years’ probation for the drug-related offenses she was sentenced to in August 2010, including Class D felony neglect of a dependent, and the 186 days she already spent in Porter County Jail will count as time served for her probation violation offenses.
She sold one bag of heroin to Porter County Drug Task Force agents Jan. 30 for $20, and on Feb. 3, she took $100 from the agents and went to Chicago, returning with eight jeweler bags for the agents.
When arrested, she also had one bag and two needles on her — a total of 2.9 grams of heroin.
Court documents state agents talked to her during the second deal about heroin use while pregnant, and she hid the drugs between her pants and the pregnancy bump.
Man avoids jail time for house break-in
A LaCrosse man will do 60 days of community service and then probation for his 18-month sentence for breaking into a house, spraying a woman’s boyfriend with pepper spray, and threatening and chasing him with a steak knife.
Michael E. Wheele, 28, did this with a 3-year-old child present on Nov. 24, court records state.
Wheele first peeked into the bedroom window of the woman, with whom he was once involved, then broke the door down to the Porter County residence to gain entry and cornered the other man in the bathroom.
Although he faced up to eight years on Class C felony intimidation, Wheele pleaded guilty to Class D felony residential entry and misdemeanor battery earlier this summer. Porter County Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford sentenced him Monday.
DNA on beer bottles leads to burglary charge
The two beers a Monterey man allegedly had while burglarizing a home could lead to a 20-year prison sentence.
The Porter County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Ricky A. McAbee, 30, with Class C felony burglary for the August 2011 burglary of a Lakes of the Four Seasons home.
McAbee allegedly took jewelry, liquor bottles, firearms and the homeowners’ Hummer.
Police matched DNA from the beer bottles with a sample taken from McAbee in May while he was in Porter County Jail.
He had pleaded guilty to Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended license on April 2 and was serving a 180-day sentence.