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JURY CONVICTS LOGANSPORT WOMAN OF RESIDENTIAL ENTRY AND BATTERY

05/18/2021

Alicia Cruz
LOGANSPORT – Noah Schafer, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that Alicia Cruz, 19, of Logansport, Indiana, was found guilty by a six person jury of felony residential entry and misdemeanor battery in a verdict taken Tueday afternoon.  
The conviction followed a one day trial in which the jury heard evidence that on evening of June 8, 2020 Alicia Cruz along with several other persons confronted a Logansport resident outside her home.  When the occupant retreated inside the home, Cruz pushed open the door and entered the dwelling, continuing to argue with the residents and ultimately striking one of them.  

Ms. Cruz is scheduled to be sentenced on July 22, 2021.  She faces up to two- and one-half years incarceration on the felony count.

Deputy Prosecuting attorney Coleman Beckley presented the case for the State.  Prosecutor Noah Schafer commented regarding the outcome: “We’re very pleased with the verdict and grateful for service of our fellow citizens who acted as jurors.  Logansport Police Department did a great job investigating the matter.”