Judge orders prison sentence for a Bedford woman who failed to comply with probation terms

BEDFORD – A Bedford woman was sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction by Lawrence Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline Thursday after failing to comply with the terms of her probation.

Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline

Heather N. Stevens, 30, Bedford, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, in March 2020, as a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana. She was originally sentenced to 540 days, with time served, and the remainder of her sentence suspended. She was ordered to serve 504 days on supervised probation in exchange for her guilty plea.

However, after multiple probation violations, Stevens appeared in front of Cline, who sentenced her to a 500-day prison sentence.

“Probation is a privilege. When individuals fail to follow the terms of probation, they know the consequences of their actions, and in this case, its prison,” said Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Robert Garrett, who represented the State of Indiana through the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office.