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Wisconsin woman gets time served for Marenisco home invasion


January 7, 2020


Bessemer — A Wisconsin woman was sentenced to the time she already served in jail Thursday in Gogebic County Circuit Court for her role in a 2018 Marensico Township home invasion.

Heather M. Worm, 37, of New London, was sentenced to 352 days in jail for receiving and concealing stolen property, receiving credit for the 352 days she already served behind bars prior to her sentencing.

A second charge, conspiracy to commit first-degree home invasion, was dismissed as part of a plea agreement in the case. Worm pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing in November.

Gogebic County Prosecutor Nick Jacobs said Worm was returned to Wisconsin following her Gogebic County sentence to serve a prison sentence there.

Worm was charged here in connection to a December 2018 home invasion near Lake Gogebic.

Prior defendants charged with participating in the home invasion testified several people drove to an East Shore Road property near Lake Gogebic on Dec. 19, 2018.

Entering the residence, several of the participants woke up the property owner and tied him up before robbing the property.

The victim was later able to free himself and call the police, leading to an unsuccessful search of the area and the execution of a search warrant in the city of Ironwood.

Court documents reference silver and gold bars and coins being taken during the home invasion.

Jacobs said the victim in the case was on board with Worm being sentenced to time served.

Worm and four others were arrested in Wisconsin earlier this year in connection to the home invasion.

Todd Matthew Norton, 48, of New London, was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison for first-degree home invasion and 7-15 years for assault with intent to do great bodily harm in June. He died Oct. 23, according to an online obituary.

Amber Jo Dorschner, 42, was sentenced to 1 year probation for attempted receiving and concealing stolen property valued between $1,000 and $20,000 and received credit for the 22 days in jail she already served after she helped sell some of the stolen items.

Brandon Scott Luter, 32, was sentenced in December to between 6 years, 6 months and 20 years in prison for first degree home invasion and between 2 and 5 years in prison for receiving and concealing stolen property.

Travis Ramirez, 32, of Appleton, Wisconsin, was extradited from Wisconsin to Gogebic County in December 2019. According to online court records, he is charged with armed robbery, first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, possessing a weapon while committing a felony and being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Worm was also ordered to pay $68,838 in restitution, along with the other people charged in the case.


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