House arrest for man in heroin case
Posted: January 29, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A Stephens City man was sentenced Friday to just under a year of house arrest for his involvement in a 13-year-old’s heroin overdose in June.
Michael Wallace Windsor, 49, of the 1000 block of Filbert Street, appeared in Frederick County Circuit Court with Front Royal attorney David Downes and was found guilty of one count of child abuse.
He was sentenced to five years in prison, with all but 11 months and 20 days of home incarceration suspended.
Windsor also must serve one year of supervised probation.
The conviction stems from late last June, when authorities were called to Winchester Medical Center for a heroin overdose involving a 13-year-old male, according to Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Allen Sibert.
The teen made a statement at the time that he had ingested heroin with another 17-year-old male and Windsor.
He said he approached the 17-year-old about getting heroin, and the two, along with Windsor, drove to a convenience store to buy the drug from another individual.
According to the 13-year-old, all three then went to another location and used the heroin while still in the vehicle.
After separating from the other two individuals, he showed signs of overdosing and was taken to the hospital.
Sibert said Windsor paid for the heroin that the three used.
Some aspects of the case remain under investigation, he added.
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