A Liberty Township resident is facing a possible prison term of four years
after pleading guilty to the robbery of a Valparaiso resident earlier this
year, the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said.
Aric Deangelis, 18, with a listed address of 80E 950N, has pleaded guilty to
one count of robbery, a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight
Under the plead-and-argue deal, incarceration in the Indiana Department of
Correction would be capped at four years, with no limit on probation other
than statutory, according to the court document.
Restitution of the victim would be determined by the Victims Assistance Unit
within 30 days of sentencing.
According to Valparaiso Police, on March 26 a 19-year-old Valparaiso man
reported that, earlier in the day, he had been robbed by two subjects while
sitting in his car in Kirchoff Park. The two, their faces covered by
bandannas, punched him in the face through the vehicle’s window, then pulled
him out and took his wallet and $120. The pair was last seen fleeing
eastbound on foot through the park.
The man sustained minor facial injuries as a result of the attack, police
VPD Det. Dave Castellanos subsequently determined that the victim had been
waiting in the park to conduct a drug deal when robbed and that the two
subjects stole not only his money but his marijuana, police said.
Deangelis was later charged with the robbery and a delinquency charge of
robbery was filed against his accomplice, a 17-year-old Valparaiso boy,