Law and Order: Woman pleads guity to dealing heroin
Post-Tribune staff reports October 8, 2013 5:44PM
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:22AM
Woman pleads guilty to dealing
A South Haven woman who sold heroin to a Portage man who apparently died from it pleaded guilty Tuesday to Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug.
Under terms of the agreement, the sentence for Nicole M. Paul, 30, will be capped at 10 years in prison. She could also be sentenced to 10 additional years on probation. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 23.
Paul admitted to going to Chicago on April 28 and selling one of four packets of heroin she bought to Michael A. Smith for $20.
Man gets 6 years for sexual battery
A Portage man faces up to six years in prison when sentenced Dec. 3 for having people smoke marijuana at his home and having sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl.
Tevin Sevilles Carlisle, 20, pleaded guilty to two Class D felonies, maintaining a common nuisance and sexual battery, and he will have to register as a sex offender as well as serve the sentences consecutively.
Carlisle originally faced up to 20 years in prison on Class B felony child molesting before the sexual battery plea.
Police caught people smoking marijuana at his home Dec. 31 and he admitted to soliciting a sexual favor from the 13-year-old while she was involved sexually with a number of juvenile boys.
Six-year sentence in park stabbing
Stabbing another man over a $400 debt earned a Valparaiso man a six-year prison term Monday.
William Robert Tyler, 28, also will serve two years on probation after his prison term.
Attorney Larry Rogers wanted Tyler’s punishment limited to the 574 days he had served in Porter County Jail — equal to about three years after a good-behavior credit enhancement. Rogers said the rest of the time should be on probation, with Tyler supervised for his mental illness and a local pastor looking after his Social Security checks and housing.
But Porter Superior Judge Roger Bradford cited Tyler’s criminal history and that he was on bond out of LaPorte County as aggravating factors. He ordered Tyler to follow a mental health treatment regimen on probation.
Tyler had pleaded guilty but mentally ill to Class C felony battery with a deadly weapon for the March 2012 incident at Will Park, where he approached the victim with a group and stabbed him in the shoulder.
Burglary driver gets six months
A Valparaiso man who provided a ride to a Porter County burglary and whose license plate was spotted by a witness received a six-month jail sentence and 30 months on probation Friday.
Antonio Michael Cuevas, 20, pleaded guilty to Class D felony aiding in a theft for the March 8 incident. Thomas Jimenez of Valparaiso is accused of climbing through a back window to steal an AR-15 rifle, ammunition and other items worth $3,000 from under a bed while a baby sitter was at the home.
The owner told police he suspected Jimenez because he had been begging for money at the house, and Cuevas told police he saw Jimenez sell the rifle for $100 and a package of synthetic marijuana.
Jimenez is charged with Class B felony burglary.