A man was arrested Wednesday in Gary after walking in the middle of a roadway and fleeing from police after they approached him, according to a police report from the Lake County Sheriff's office.
Kevin Moore, age 26 of Gary, also had an active nationwide warrant from 2015 for robbery resulting in bodily injury, armed robbery, kidnapping, battery committed with deadly weapon and theft of a firearm.
According to an affidavit from the Lake County Superior Court, Moore allegedly contacted someone he had known for several months for a ride to go pick up a check on September 18, 2015, around 5 p.m.
After being picked up, Moore instructed the driver to go down 15th Avenue and onto the highway. After stopping at a stop sign 15th and Clark Street, Moore pulled out a handgun and struck the driver in the mouth, knocking one of his teeth out, the affidavit said.
Moore then took the driver's handgun and pointed both guns at the driver, asking for his money, wallet and phone.
The driver gave Moore his phone, then got out of the car, intending he was going to fight Moore. Moore got out of the car, fired one of the guns into the air and demanded he drive down the street, the affidavit said.
The driver did so, and Moore pointed both guns at the driver's head and said he would kill him if he didn't give him his money.
The driver handed Moore $220 in cash from his pocket, then Moore hit him again with one of the guns, which caused a cut on his nose, then got out of the car and ran off, the affidavit said.
Along with the money, Moore took his phone and Smith and Wesson handgun without permission according to police.
After being arrested Wednesday, Moore was taken to the Lake County Jail and placed into custody with the Correctional Officers.