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Christopher Battishill

Mistrial declared over concerns of defendant's mental health

Mistrial declared over concerns of defendant's mental health

VALPARAISO | A mistrial was declared Tuesday afternoon as a result of concerns about the mental health of the defendant, who was representing himself while wearing jail garb and citing scripture.

February 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

Pine Township man opts for unusual defense in arson case

VALPARAISO | Christopher Battishill took the unusual approach Monday of not only representing himself at trial on two arson charges, but also wearing his bright orange jail garb rather than the street clothes worn by most defendants.

February 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Pine Township man arrested at scene of house fire

Pine Township man arrested at scene of house fire

PINE TOWNSHIP | A Pine Township man with a criminal history was arrested Monday after police said he interfered with firefighters trying to extinguish a fire at his home.

November 18, 2013 6:30 pm
Pines man guilty in intimidation case

Pines man guilty in intimidation case

VALPARAISO | A jury on Wednesday found a Pines man guilty of intimidation and disorderly conduct but not guilty of several more serious charges in a case in which police had said he threatened to kill family members.

September 19, 2012 8:45 pm
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