Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois on July 30, 1998 · Page 11
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COMMUNITY WEST NORTHWEST HERALD Thursday, July 30, 1998 Page 3 Co":.:u;:mr Man guilty of car invasion in Jewel attack ; Ingalls dodges sex charge, but faces four to 15 years By KEVIN LYONS ; The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK A McHenry County jury Wednesday ruled a former Jewel employee invaded a customer's car and battered her but did not sexually abuse her. i . The 45-year-old woman said David A. Ingalls, 25, shoved her into her car by her neck and violently groped her, leaving bruises on her thighs, breasts and arms. Ingalls was charged with vehicular invasion, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated battery. After nearly four hours of deliberation, the seven-women, five-man jury found Ingalls guilty of aggravated battery and vehicular invasion but not guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He faces four to 15 years in prison on the most serious charge of vehicular invasion. Judge Thomas Schermerhorn set a sentencing date of Sept IS. The incident took place at about 1 a.m. Oct 4, 1997, in the parking lot of the Crystal Lake grocery store. Ingalls, a cashier, checked the victim's groceries out shortly before the attack. Ingalls, formerly of Marengo, admitted putting his arm around the victim in her vehicle but said he ran from the car after she screamed for him to leave. He said he incorrectly believed the women was making sexual gestures toward him until she screamed for him to get out of her car. During closing arguments, defense attorney Leroy Bianchi said all his client was guilty of was a "colossal lack of judgment." Off the pier WW . i 4. f ..' m Mm. acy '".. ... ' Robin Christman ' The Northwest Herald INTO THE WATER From left to right: Charlotte Diedrich, 16, Jeff Amendt, 15, Harold Diedrich, 14, and J.P. Geib, 14, jump off a pier into Silver Lake. Mower man gets more than enough green The NORTHWEST HERALD " HARVARD Doug "Cub Cadet" Cartland exceeded the goal he set to fund a new scoreboard and press box for Harvard High School. Around the Lake for Soccer's Sake raised $26,000 in cash and in-kind donations. The 1,100-mile trip around Lake Michigan on a riding lawn-mower was Cartland's brainchild to raise $25,000. Cartland traveled through five states on his two-week journey. "I'm getting checks from people who never even pledged any money." Doug Cartland WMCW Radio program director Labor and materials for the improvement project were donated by several McHenry County businesses. Concrete, electric and construction donations equal more than half of the total. "I'm really pleased with how it turned out," Cartland said. "I'm getting checks from people who never even pledged any money." Construction is scheduled for October, after the busy construction season ends. Cartland said the trip was worth the effort but he has no plans for another spin around. "Don't ask me to do it again because the answer is 'no,' " Cartland joked. Cartland is the program director for WMCW Radio 1600-AM in Harvard. "He had bad judgment, but he had no criminal intent," Bianchi said. "I would submit to you that he was a bumbling and socially inappropriate young man." Bianchi said he believed the victim was revolted by Ingalls' sexual advances and told the police her story with some exaggeration. Assistant State's Attorney Mary Nader said the idea of the victim sitting in a police station for hours in the middle of the night because she was angry over an inappropriate advance was implausible. But Nader told the jury she agreed with Bianchi that Ingalls used poor judgment. "We have criminals constantly coming in and telling us they made a mistake and they are held accountable for those mistakes," Nader said. "I would ask that you hold Mr. Ingalls accountable for his colossal lack of judgment." Police check hang-up calls to Von Hubens The NORTHWEST HERALD WOODSTOCK The investigation of the disappearance of Woodstock teenager Wendy Von Huben has turned to phone calls. Woodstock police reportedly are looking into multiple hang-up phone calls from Nevada to the Von Huben family during the weekend of July 24. Fearing retaliation against her missing daughter, Laura Von Huben . declined Wednesday to speak for the record. Laura Von Huben said she and her husband are preparing to do an interview Friday with ABCs "2020" news program at their Wheeler Street home. The airing date is unknown. Wendy Von Huben disappeared in March 1997 after driving to Florida with her boyfriend, Jesse Lee Howell, and two others. Howell, turned up dead March 23, 1997. Authorities found his bludgeoned body along an empty stretch of railroad tracks, 60 miles northwest of Orlando. Five days before, Wendy Von Huben called home from Bradenton, Fla., south of Tampa, and asked for bus fare home. On March 20, her parents wired the money as requested, but police believe the girl never boarded the bus. Police received tips placing Wendy in Jacksonville, Fla., and in Baldwin, Fla., months after the disappearance. Laura Von Huben said she and her husband, William, have been preparing for the television interview for more than three months, clinging to the hope their missing daughter remains alive. "It's been 18 months, all I can do is smile and keep going," Laura Von Huben said. Chill out And gmt up torn ; - Smfl S7 T?c's Gash. iiii nii n ebate On Selected f-'nyiJairt Kenfteruivn Offer mtihtt rum ftiv 11 I9W tbrrnmb Vprwerr I J. VWf FRIGIDAIRE Refrigerator 22.4Cu.Ft. Crushed, Cubes & Water Dispenser 2 Gallon Door Bins Clear Meat Keeper with Cold Control Was $999 Mail In Rebate -50 NOW! 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