Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter
Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.
If Brian Hill bonds out of jail, he will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device and take part in pretrial supervision.
Police say Brandon Slack and Virgil Anderson knew each other and the incident was the result of an earlier dispute.
Police say a 37-year-old local man, who pulled up alongside a fully marked police car and revved up his engine, was driving drunk.
Both individuals are believed to be in the Porter County area, likely staying with friends or family, police said.
Brian Hill's defense attorney, Ken Elwood, filed a motion for a bond reduction, arguing in part that his client has no prior criminal history.
The man in the photographs entered the store around 8:30 p.m. and then left with hundreds of dollars in merchandise without making an attempt to pay, police said.
After having to pull over to avoid a head-on collision, the officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which time it sped off, police said.