CROWN POINT — A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony offenses to resolve charges in a drive-by shooting last year in Gary.
Dion T. Clayton pleaded guilty in Lake Criminal Court to escape and carrying a handgun without a license, both level 6 felonies, in an agreement with prosecutors.
Clayton will be sentenced as part of the agreement to two years probation and about a year in jail, time he already served awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder and three counts of felony battery.
Clayton was accused of injuring a man in a drive-by shooting the night of Jan. 15, 2016, outside a home in the 1400 block of East 51st Avenue in Gary, according to court records.
He posted a $3,000 bond on the charges in June 2016, but the bond was revoked after he failed to appear at a court hearing in April.
Defense attorney Scott King said last week prosecutors had trouble getting witnesses to show up for depositions, and it was overall a “questionable case.”
Clayton entered his plea before Judge Samuel L. Cappas.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.