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Judge Samuel Cappas

Judge sentences Shelben Curtis to total of 50 years in prison

CROWN POINT | “Mr. Curtis brought a gun to a fist fight,” said Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday in sentencing Shelben T. Curtis, 47, to a total of 50 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Juvenile record plays role in sentencing of 19-year-old

CROWN POINT | As a juvenile, Timothy S. Shannon bounced around the criminal justice system, accumulating multiple arrests in Lake and Cook counties.

July 31, 2014 1:40 pm
Blount pleads not guilty in cop slaying

Blount pleads not guilty in cop slaying

CROWN POINT | Carl Blount, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of Gary police Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in Lake County criminal court.

July 30, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Trial date set for former Highland teacher accused of sexual misconduct

CROWN POINT | A former Highland High School teacher and coach charged in late 2011 with six felony counts of inappropriate relationships with three students goes on trial Feb. 16, if a plea agreement can’t be hammered out.

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm

Judge: Pay restitution to victim or go to jail

CROWN POINT | A federal tax refund stands between a Hazel Crest man and up to 180 days incarceration in the Lake County Jail.

April 18, 2014 5:50 pm

Hammond man returned to prison for burglaries

CROWN POINT | A 46-year-old convicted burglar who transitioned out of prison in 2013 and again burglarized homes was sentenced Tuesday to two 15-year prison terms.

April 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Hammond mom handed 10-year prison term in neglect of child

CROWN POINT | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas on Thursday sentenced a Hammond woman to a 10-year prison term without any suspension of that sentence after a jury found her guilty in February of two Class B felony counts of neglect of a dependent.

March 28, 2014 7:03 pm

Suspect in Miller neighborhood slaying appears in court

CROWN POINT | The Gary man charged with murdering another man following an argument March 18 in the Miller neighborhood made his first appearance in court Thursday.

March 27, 2014 7:35 pm
State-of-the-art and user-friendly

State-of-the-art and user-friendly

CROWN POINT | A new technology system, in the works for almost a year, was unveiled Friday in the courtroom of Judge Samuel Cappas.

March 21, 2014 5:21 pm Photos

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Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Newly appointed Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas, center, greets well-wishers Friday following a swearing in ceremony at the Lake County Government Complex.

December 20, 2013 1:24 pm
Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., from left, Lake Superior Court Judge John Pera, and Senior Judge Thomas Webber await the swearing-in of Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas. Friday marked Stefaniak's first official day on the juvenile bench.

December 20, 2013 1:24 pm
Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Newly appointed Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas is shown at the Lake County Government Complex.

December 20, 2013 1:24 pm
Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Scores of supporters turn out for Cappas swearing-in

Newly appointed Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas is sworn in Friday by Lake Superior Court Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Government Complex. Cappas' wife, Linda, holds the Bible.

December 20, 2013 1:24 pm
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