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Woman won't face felony for allegedly kicking in front door of home where husband's truck was parked

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 26, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Charges have been reduced for a local woman accused of kicking in the front door of home where her husband's truck was parked.

Penny S. Goostree, 46, of 321 Gibbs Road, was arrested on a Norwalk Municipal Court burglary warrant after she allegedly went to a woman's residence on South Norwalk Road on Jan. 28, kicked in the front door, entered the home and did some damage inside.

Goostree went to the woman's residence because Goostree's husband's truck was parked there, Norwalk Law Director Stuart O'Hara said.

"She was confronted by a dog and took off," O'Hara said.

Goostree, who reportedly knows the victim, has no prior criminal history.

She initially was charged with a fourth-degree felony, which is punishable by six to 18 months behind bars.

However, a Huron County grand jury on Friday decided Goostree's alleged actions warranted misdemeanor, not felony, charges.

Goostree was charged with one count each of aggravated trespassing and criminal damaging, both second-degree misdemeanors. The case was transferred to Norwalk Municipal Court for further possible prosecution.

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