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Second Arrest Made Following Fatal Overdose In Batesville

Posted On February 17, 2016

By Travis Thayer

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(Batesville, Ind.) – A second arrest has been made in connection to a fatal overdose in Batesville.

Virginia Hooten, 22, of Milford, was arrested on Saturday and charged with Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Level 3 felony) and Reckless Homicide (Level 5 felony).

The arrest comes nearly four months after the death of Alyssa Heppner, 24, of Batesville, who was found overdosed on heroin at the home of Ronald Stirn on October 23.

Heppner and her twin sister allegedly purchased one gram of heroin from Hooten the day of the incident, and immediately used the drug in Stirn’s bathroom.

Stirn, 55, called 911 hours later when he couldn’t wake Heppner from sleeping. EMS units responded immediately, but it was determined that she was deceased.

Police believe that the Heppner sisters had been engaged in an ongoing relationship with Stirn, where he would provide prescription medications and money in exchange for sexual favors.

Stirn was arrested two days prior to Hooten. He is charged with two counts of Promoting Prostitution (Level 5 felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 felony), and two counts of Patronizing a Prostitute (Class A misdemeanor).

He posted $10,000 bond to get out of jail. Hooten was released on $25,000 bond.

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