Lake County Court
CROWN POINT | David Nathaniele Jackson will go on trial Aug. 18 before Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray charged with two Class A felony counts of attempted murder and two Class B aggravated battery counts after heatedly rejecting a plea agreement last week.
CROWN POINT | Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna’s first murder trial in early March ended with a hung jury.
CROWN POINT | Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Gary man charged with molesting the daughter of a former girlfriend over a period of years.
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 | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced an 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison Thursday for two crimes he admitted committing in Gary on March 17, 2013.
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 | Carl Le’Elllis Blount, who was charged Thursday by Lake County prosecutors with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, appeared Friday for his arraignment in the Lake County Jail magistrate’s court.
CROWN POINT | A melee in the parking lot outside Lake Criminal Court followed an omnibus hearing Thursday for Hammond resident David Garza, who faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated in a fatal traffic crash in Hammond in November.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez reduced by half Thursday the $200,000 bond for a Gary man being held in Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges for attempted armed robbery, but the defendant will remain in custody.
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 | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray on Friday sentenced 39-year-old Gary resident Steven L. Walker to 35 years in prison, with the last three years to be served on probation for killing his close friend George L. Lewis on Oct. 1, 2010.
How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?
CROWN POINT | After deliberating for less than five hours, a jury on Monday found Shelben T. Curtis, 47, of Gary, guilty of felony Class A voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon and felony Class B aggravated battery.
CROWN POINT | June 12 is the next court date for the former bookkeeper for One Region charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization that is housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.
CROWN POINT | Martin Goldman is like a man planning a wedding next week, unsure of who on the guest list is alive or disappeared without a forwarding address.
CROWN POINT | The former bookkeeper for One Region, charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization, failed to appear Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court for a scheduled omnibus hearing.
CROWN POINT | On Thursday, a grand jury indicted a Hammond man on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual attack on a woman on Oct. 20, 2013.
CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for strangling Denise M. Collier in June 2011.
CROWN POINT | After slightly more than two hours of deliberation, a jury Wednesday acquitted Samuel Lee Franklin of the murders of two Gary men on Jan. 14, 2013.
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