Woman Sentenced for Crimes in Norristown and Pottstown

Madelyn Anderson, formerly of Pottstown and recently of Norristown, is headed to county jail for a series of crimes including a stabbing, a burglary and a DUI.

According to The Mercury, a woman with addresses in both Pottstown and Norristown, is headed to jail after pleading guilty to a series of crimes in both towns.

Madelyn Anderson, 32, was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months on charges including simple assault, driving under the influence and burglary.

Anderson reportedly stabbed her former boyfriend in the neck with a grilling fork during a dispute in April 2001 in their North Franklin Street home in Pottstown. The injury was reportedly serious, but not fatal and Anderson was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $50,270 to Reading Hospital and Medical Center for her victim's treatment.

Then in July 2011, Anderson was reportedly charged with a DUI in Norristown after being stopped at Markley and West Marshall streets and refusing to submit to a blood test. Anderson was arrested again in October 2011 and charged with burglary for climbing through the window of a home in the 300 block of West Main Street and demanding money from the homeowner.

Anderson's lawyer argued that she needs support and treatment, not state prison. 

"Technically, she just spiraled out of control," said Defense Attorney George Griffith Jr., according to The Mercury. "Miss Anderson needs some support to sustain a crime free lifestyle. She needs a very strong support system. She is a person who needs intensive outpatient treatment. She is a person who deserves help. I don’t think she’s a person who has graduated to that state prison time."

Assistant District Attorney Wallis Brooks reportedly agreed that treatment and supervision would be key to Anderson's rehabilitation.

"Hopefully, the defendant will now get the continued care and treatment that she needs, that she’ll be supervised for this lengthy period of time and she’ll get her issues under control and the public will be safe from these kinds of incidents," he reportedly said.

Read more about the case and the related incidents here.


kinyotta September 28, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Ur a complete ass! Ur ignorance is not necessary. Clearly, this woman needs help far beyond what u r able to see. U need to watch what u say as this could be one of ur family memebers in the same situation. Ur gonna pay for her treatment that's who's gonna pay..LIKE IT OR NOT!! Until she gets herself together...u will continue to pay for her
lakeaha September 28, 2012 at 02:38 PM
She's not a dirt bag She is a person that made mistakes in her life like everyone else, first of all you don't know what my cousin been through so with that said and done mind your neck. That's why they call family family cause we stick together and we don't give up
carla anderson September 30, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Listen that's my sister your talking about why would you say some thing like that what about the dude that was kicking her ass she was defending herself so before you start talking shit make sure you say it right leave my family alone and thanks keya and kinyotta for defending my sister
BrutalHonesty October 01, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Once its posted on a "public" site, It gives all of us the right to practice the 1st amendment:freedom of speech! Also young ladies unless you proofread, use proper grammar and spell check...you become at risk for the brutality that comes with freedom of speech. I agree with "SMH" Her wonderful supportive family should pay for treatment. She may have been defending herself, but from 2001 thru 2011 she has been nothing more than a criminal. It'll take far more than "treatment" It's natural for you to try to defend her but instead of advising we watch what we say..advise your family to watch what they do!! Actions speak louder right??? LOL!
Syreeta Smith October 02, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Well I am family and my name was used for close to 5 years couldn't get a job or anything so I definitely feel some type of way. But to everybody else it don't mean nothing do dirt get dirt.


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