Judge Samuel Cappas
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.
CROWN POINT | As a juvenile, Timothy S. Shannon bounced around the criminal justice system, accumulating multiple arrests in Lake and Cook counties.
CROWN POINT | Carl Blount, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of Gary police Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in Lake County criminal court.
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.
CROWN POINT | A federal tax refund stands between a Hazel Crest man and up to 180 days incarceration in the Lake County Jail.
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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | A new technology system, in the works for almost a year, was unveiled Friday in the courtroom of Judge Samuel Cappas.
Newly appointed Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas, center, greets well-wishers Friday following a swearing in ceremony at the Lake County Government Complex.
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.
Newly appointed Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas is shown at the Lake County Government Complex.
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.
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