An Osceola Mills woman accused of breaking into a home and then refusing to leave pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clearfield County Court.
Heidi Jo Lego, 36, pleaded guilty before Judge Paul E. Cherry to a felony count of criminal trespass and summary counts of harassment and public drunkenness. He sentenced her to 60 days to one year in jail and two years’ consecutive probation. She was fined $400 plus costs. Due to the felony charge, she must submit to DNA testing at a cost of $250.
The incident occurred in Osceola Mills on July 5.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the victim and a friend were in an upstairs room watching television when he heard someone coming up the stairs. Once the suspect got to the top of the stairs, she fell down, damaging a sliding door. She regained her footing and entered the bedroom.
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He told her to get out of his house, but she refused. She claimed that she lived at this residence and wasn’t leaving her home. He approached her and again told her to get out. According to court documents, she refused and struck him in the face with her open hand. She then returned to the living room downstairs. She continued to refuse to leave and kept insisting it was her residence. She stated that he had no right to be inside her home.
When police arrived, the woman, later identified as Lego, was seated on a coffee table in the middle of the room. She told officers the same story: that this was her home and she was not going to leave. She again said the victim had no right to be in her house.
The victim told police he had no idea who she was or why she was there and he had never given her permission to be inside his house.