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CROWN POINT — The 34-year-old man accused of attacking his estranged wife last week at her home in Gary has turned himself in to authorities, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department said in the release an attorney for Larry G. Vickery contacted the department Wednesday morning and said his client would be willing to surrender himself to Sheriff John Buncich.

Buncich met Vickery about 10 a.m. in the department's parking lot in Crown Point, the release states. Vickery was taken into custody without incident. 

Vickery was charged Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court with attempted murder, two counts of criminal confinement and four felony counts of domestic battery on allegations he pepper-sprayed, handcuffed and beat his 33-year-old wife.

The attack allegedly occurred Thursday at the woman's home in the 4600 block of Taney Place in Gary, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Police allege Vickery told his mother in a phone call after the attack that he intended to kill his wife and then commit suicide, the affidavit states.

Vickery is not afforded bail on the charges.

An initial court appearance is not scheduled, according to court records.


Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.