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Woman sentenced after home invasion

January 14, 2014 | 03:49 PM
The second suspect in a violent home invasion in Delavan, in which a man was beaten and his stomach was sliced with knife, was sentenced Jan. 3 to three years of probation.

Stephanie N. Vierck, 26, Delavan pleaded guilty to a felony charge of false imprisonment.

A condition of Vierck’s probation was six months in jail with work-release privileges, but she will serve that at her probation agent’s discretion.

On Dec. 10, 2012, Vierck and three other people broke into a man’s home and restrained him and then beat him, according to court documents.

Another suspect in the case, Miranda Decker, 26, was sentenced in December to three years of probation, which includes nine months in jail with work-release privileges.

Decker and Vierck allegedly spit on the man as the two other suspects restrained and beat him.

Decker could have her record expundged if she completes her probation with no violations.

Daylan Love, 25, pleaded guilty in September to felony false imprisonment. When he is sentenced Feb. 7, he faces up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Steven C. Spencer, 32, pleaded guilty Dec. 4 to a felony charge of false imprisonment and strangulation and suffocation.

When he is sentenced March 6, Spencer faces up to 12 years imprisonment and $20,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Dec. 10, the city of Delavan Police Department went to a home on Fourth Street for a battery complaint.

The victim told police he had been stabbed and beaten by Love and Spencer.

The victim’s girlfriend said she, the victim and her two children were asleep when they heard someone breaking into the home. The victim went downstairs and then told his girlfriend to dial 911.

The woman went downstairs to use the phone but was restrained by Vierck and Decker. Decker said the victim was getting what he deserved.

The woman said she saw Love and Spencer kicking and punching the victim, who was on the floor.

The victim and the woman escaped through a window and ran from the residence.

Three days after the attack, police interviewed the victim.

The victim said Love punched and kneed him, and Spencer choked him until he thought he would lose consciousness or die.

The victim said he felt Spencer reach toward his abdomen and felt a scratching followed by a heat sensation.

The victim’s girlfriend said she saw either Love or Spencer handling a knife.

The surgeon at Mercy-Janesville who treated the victim said he had a 5-centimeter-deep wound in his abdomen area and the victim’s stomach was penetrated.

When the victim could no longer fight back, Love sat on his back while Spencer used tape to bind his wrists.

Decker and Vierck kicked and spat at him as he laid on the floor.

Police spoke with Vierck, Decker and Love. Decker said the four of them went to the man’s residence to “scare” him.

Love admitted to attacking the victim with Spencer. Love told police that he was sorry for the attack and agreed that things got out of hand.

Initially, Vierck told police she had not seen Love on the day of the attack.

She also told police that Spencer was at her home with her children during the attack.

However, she later admitted she was with Love, Decker and Spencer at the victim’s home the night of the attack.


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