The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Entertainment

January 25, 2012

Portwood’s landlord gets control of property

Anderson’s ‘Teen Mom’s is already jailed on charges

ANDERSON, Ind. — Amber Portwood, a “Teen Mom” cast member, was not evicted from her Anderson home during a court hearing Wednesday because she was already in the process of moving out.

Portwood, who is in the Madison County Jail on other charges, had already removed her property from the home before she went to jail on Dec. 19, her attorney said.

Portwood’s attorney, Evan Broderick, and William Davisson, the attorney representing the property owner Asbury Glen Homes, spoke with Magistrate Stephen Clase off the record outside the courtroom Wednesday.

The resulting court order stated that the property owner is authorized to resume full control of the home, which is in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Drive.

A trial in connection with money owed was set for 9:30 a.m. March 14.

Portwood, who was featured on the MTV show, has been in the Madison County Jail since Dec. 19 after she was arrested in connection with violating the terms of her probation. She is also facing a new felony charge — possession of a controlled substance.

Portwood’s next hearing on her probation violation and drug charge is Feb. 6.

Her probation officers in December asked for Portwood to be arrested saying she was a danger to herself and others. Officers said that she’d violated her probation in several ways including failing to submit to drug tests, not getting her GED or completing anger management classes, failing to deposit $10,000 into an education fund for her daughter and owing $56 in probation fees.

In June, Portwood pleaded guilty to two counts of Class D felony domestic battery in presence of a child, which stemmed from a Sept. 28, 2010, episode of “Teen Mom,” in which she was shown hitting, kicking and punching Gary Shirley, the child’s father.

During her sentencing for that charge, Madison Circuit Court Judge David Happe ordered Portwood to 30 days of inpatient treatment, with additional outpatient treatment pending an evaluation. Portwood was also ordered to obtain her high school diploma, and start a college fund for her 2-year-old daughter, Leah, to which Portwood is to contribute $10,000.

In December, Broderick asked that Portwood be released from the Madison County Jail and put on home detention. Happe, who’s handling her probation violation and drug case, said that detention until a hearing is the normal circumstance in instances like Portwood’s and that he saw nothing in this case that distinguished it from any other.

She remains jailed in the Madison County Jail with no bond.

Contact Abbey Doyle: 640-4805, abbey.doyle@heraldbulletin.com

1
Text Only
Entertainment
  • FEA HB0801 Heart_328 Tickets going fast for Heart Anyone wanting to rock out to Heart Friday night who hasn’t reserved tickets may be out of luck. Only a handful of tickets are still available for the band’s concert at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Live music: Aug. 1 Live entertainment at local venues as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 31, 2014

  • Band Day schedule Four high school bands from Madison County will compete in the Music Travel Consultants Band Day set for Aug. 2 at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair.

    July 30, 2014

  • NWS - HB0730 - frankton band day - 2 Frankton embraces challenges, advantages to starting Band Day James Handshoe is trying to clear away all the distractions.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • FEA HB0730 Gordon Brooks Berky strives to unite community through the arts His theater was originally going to be a place where he could perform when he’s not on tour, but then actor and mask maker Doug Berky had a bigger idea: Unite the community through entertainment.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0730 - NeverTooLate Portwood tells story of struggles in 'Never Too Late' Former TV personality Amber Portwood, who spent 17 months in prison, unveiled the cover of her forthcoming book, "Never Too Late," this week. The publication date is Aug. 26.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 'Pawn Stars' TV star plans stores near famous shop

    The long parade of tourists who regularly stop by the downtown Las Vegas shop featured on the History Channel reality show "Pawn Stars" could soon have something better to do while waiting in line.

    July 29, 2014

  • Markleville Jamboree begins July 31 Is your baby the prettiest? Does your pet do amazing tricks? Do you bake, sew, craft? Do you like tractors? If any of this sounds like you, you're invited to join in the contests at the Markleville Jamboree.

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo