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Lake County Court

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.

18 hours ago

Expert witness may be barred from murder trial that begins Monday

CROWN POINT | An expert witness in eyewitness misidentification  scheduled to testify for the defense next week in the murder trial of Samuel Lee Franklin became a lightning rod Thursday in Lake County Criminal Court.

18 hours ago

2 charged in fatal Gary shooting

CROWN POINT | Authorities are searching for two Gary men charged Wednesday with murder in the Aug. 8 shooting death of a third man at an apartment complex where all three lived.

April 17, 2014 5:45 pm

Lake County veterans treatment court to open in June

CROWN POINT | Some U.S. military veterans face myriad challenges when they re-enter civilian life, including homelessness, employment problems, mental health issues, substance abuse and encounters with the criminal justice system.

April 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Gary man pleads guilty to 2 separate burglaries

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Tuesday admitted he burglarized a home last year while he was free on bond in a separate burglary case.

April 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Gary man back in court after mistrial on murder charge

CROWN POINT | Nearly six weeks after a hung jury resulted in a mistrial on murder charges, Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna was back in court Monday for a status hearing and to request release on house detention.

April 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors have filed murder charges against the West Creek Township man accused of killing his parents last fall.

April 14, 2014 3:50 pm Photos


Hammond man convicted of four felony charges in rape case

CROWN POINT | A jury on Friday found Facundo Martinez Callejas, of Hammond, guilty of four of six felony counts, including the Class C felony of sexual misconduct with a minor, in a case dating back to 2010.

April 11, 2014 6:20 pm

Man insists on jury trial in attempted murder case

CROWN POINT | A former East Chicago man charged with Class A felony attempted murder and two other felony counts insisted Thursday he wanted to be tried by a jury rather than accept a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors.

April 10, 2014 8:15 pm

Hammond man gets 12-year prison term after conviction

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man received a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for his part in crimes against a woman to whom he and two other men offered a ride in Harvey in the early morning hours of July 28.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Murder charges filed against Hammond husband

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors recently filed murder charges against a Hammond man in the shooting death of his wife in their home March 29.

April 09, 2014 8:15 pm

Cocaine dealer gets 10-year prison term

CROWN POINT | A Calumet City man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine.

April 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Teen testifies against Hammond man accused of raping her in 2010

CROWN POINT | Emotions ran high in the second day of the trial of a Hammond man charged with the rape of a 15-year-old New Jersey girl who was visiting the family’s home in 2010.

April 08, 2014 8:00 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 man's rape trial begins

CROWN POINT | Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Hammond man charged with the rape of a New Jersey teen who was visiting the family’s home in 2010.

April 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Harvey man given 2 years for Munster bank robbery

CROWN POINT |  Billy Covington said Monday he robbed two banks in Illinois and Munster in a three-day period in 2010, hoping to commit suicide by cop after post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder took him down a dark path during which he unsuccessfully tried to hang himself.

April 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Chicago man sought in domestic battery case

CROWN POINT | On Wednesday, Lake County prosecutors filed battery charges against a Chicago man stemming from a domestic dispute February in Gary.

April 04, 2014 7:31 pm

July trial set for Gary man charged with murder

CROWN POINT | A judge on Thursday set a July 28 jury trial for a Gary man charged with murder in a slaying last year at the Delaney housing complex.

April 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Hammond man accused of killing son back in court

CROWN POINT | The legal saga of a Hammond man charged with murdering his son in 2011 continued Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court with yet another court date slated for April 16.

April 02, 2014 8:30 pm

Bond reduced for Gary man charged in drug case

CROWN POINT | A Gary man charged with dealing crack cocaine had his bond reduced Tuesday, but not as much as he wanted.

April 01, 2014 5:30 pm
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