Porter County Courts
October 30, 2012 5:28PM
Man admits aiding in home burglary
A Valparaiso man could get up to eight years in prison for masterminding the burglary of a Valparaiso house.
When James Timothy Mullins, 48, pleaded guilty to Class C felony aiding in a burglary on Tuesday, he admitted in Porter Superior Court 5 that he was the one who supplied the garage opener code to Stacy L. Biggs, 32, of Valparaiso and drove her to and from the house and helped pawn some of the jewelry she took.
If Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper accepts Mullins’ plea at his Nov. 29 sentencing, the state will drop Class D felony possession of cocaine charges, although he will be required to get a substance abuse evaluation.
Biggs is due in court Nov. 27 for a Class B felony burglary charge in the matter.
Man stabbed friend who woke him
A Porter man has been charged in the Sept. 22 stabbing of his friend during an argument after the friend woke him up.
Robert J. Campbell, 52, faces up to three years in prison if convicted on Class D felony criminal recklessness.
Campbell called 911 after the stabbing occurred and told police that the friend was drunk and woke him up after he worked a 12-hour shift and persisted in asking to borrow $5. The argument went into the kitchen and got physical, and Campbell grabbed a steak knife.
The friend told police he was OK and didn’t want to get Campbell in trouble, but he had surgery for a perforated colon.
Campbell was not listed as being in Porter County Jail Tuesday, but bail bond is set at $1,500.
Informant spilled man’s heroin plans
A Chicago man who allegedly wanted to begin a heroin dealing operation in Porter County instead faces up to 50 years in prison on each of two Class A felony dealing in cocaine charges.
An informant told Porter County Drug Task Force agents that Andrew Loggin, 33, had contacted the informant about getting introduced to heroin users in Porter County and promised him $25 for each gram of heroin Loggin sold there.
Loggin met with a Task Force agent on Oct. 24 at the Ameriplex complex in Portage and sold 4 grams of heroin for $500, scraping it off a larger rock.
Loggin has a trial set the week of March 25 and is being held on $40,000 bail bond.
Two caught with cocaine in car
Two men each face up to 50 years in prison for driving two kilograms of cocaine through Northwest Indiana.
Antonio Perez of Chester, W.V., and Leonal Gonzalez Ojeda of East Liverpool, Ohio, are both charged with Class A felony aiding in dealing cocaine and Class C felony possession of cocaine and have their trials set for March 25.
Police pulled them over on Interstate 80/90 on Oct. 25 because Perez was following vehicles too closely and changing lanes quickly.
He had no license, and police found Ojeda’s international license to be fake.
Both are being held on $100,000 cash bond.