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Woman charged with stabbing prompted sneaker theft, police said

An 18-year-old Butler woman charged with stabbing a township resident posted bail in January, and police said evidence shows she got some of the money from stolen sneakers.

Keira A. Sporny was placed in Butler County Prison on Jan. 11 for charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanors terroristic threats, simple assault and summary harassment in connection to an alleged stabbing in Butler Township.

She posted her $10,000 bail on Jan. 20, according to charging documents, the same day an alleged burglary took place at her estranged boyfriend’s house by Sierrah M. Altenburg, 18.

Police charged Altenburg with felony burglary and two counts of misdemeanor theft for an incident that occurred at a residence on South Cliff Street around 1:20 p.m.

The front door was unlocked, and officers did not observe any suspicious activity. Officers said they locked the door and returned to service.

Around 5 p.m., the owner of the house said a number of designer shoes were missing from his residence, and that security footage showed a woman leaving the house with shoe boxes around 1:47 p.m. Police later identified the woman as Altenburg, the affidavit said.

Police said it was discovered that Altenburg had sold eight pairs of Nike and Air Jordan shoes to a business on Main Street around 2 p.m. that same day. The total amount received for the shoes was $750.

Officer’s said Sporny contacted Altenburg on several occasions prior to the burglary. According to the recordings, Sporny instructed her on how to enter her ex-boyfriends residence, what shoes to take, and where to resell them for bail money.

Sporny was charged with felonies criminal solicitation and conspiracy, criminal use of a communication facility and burglary, as well as two counts of misdemeanor theft for the incident.

Sporny was initially incarcerated for allegedly chasing a man and woman around a Butler Township residence with a knife. The woman was stabbed with an 8-inch blade in the right side of her torso, police said.

Sporny was arrested and placed in Butler County Prison in lieu of an initial $50,000 bail. Her bail was reduced to $10,000 at her preliminary hearing Jan. 19. That hearing was continued until Feb. 16 before District Judge Kevin O’Donnell.

Sporny’s preliminary hearing in the most recent case has not yet been scheduled.

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