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E.C. man facing trial Aug. 18 after sentencing deal scorned

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.

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

CROWN POINT | Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna’s first murder trial in early March ended with a hung jury.

August 04, 2014 7:45 pm

Jury selection begins in child molestation case

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.

August 04, 2014 6:15 pm

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
Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

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.

July 31, 2014 6:30 pm

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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Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

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.

July 25, 2014 4:06 pm Video Related

Parking lot melee breaks out after Garza hearing

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.

July 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Judge cuts $200K bond in half for Gary man

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.

July 24, 2014 5:51 pm

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

Gary man sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing close friend in 2010

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.

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

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?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery

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.

June 30, 2014 9:45 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper gets new hearing date

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.

May 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Judges await public's verdict on new jury capabilities

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.

May 14, 2014 7:39 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper fails to appear for court date

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.

May 13, 2014 6:48 pm Related

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Hammond man being sought for rape

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.

April 25, 2014 5:02 pm

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing Hammond woman

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for strangling Denise M. Collier in June 2011.

April 24, 2014 8:25 pm

Franklin found not guilty of murder

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.

April 23, 2014 7:36 pm
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