Law and Order Gary
Accused robbers released for now
Two men arrested Tuesday morning after a victim accused them of robbery were released from custody later in the day while Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes delves into the victim’s story.
Michael Gregory and Keith Anthony were near 19th Avenue and Connecticut Street when the man said he was robbed of $10 at 2 a.m.
Man was stabbed over name used
A 60-year-old Ambridge area man told police he was stabbed in the neck late Tuesday night by a man he knows.
Jimmy Jude told police he was in the 1500 block of Fillmore Street about 11 p.m.
The suspect was upset about a name Jude had called him earlier, Jude said. He was cut in the neck with a pocket knife.
Man sentenced to four years’ prison
A Gary man was sentenced to four years for burglary.
Charles Anthony Roy Sr., 22, was given credit for the 149 days he’s spent in the Lake County Jail. The balance of his sentence will be served in the Lake County Sheriff’s work release program. Roy also must pay $2,100 in restitution to Tina Pickett, whose home Roy burglarized Nov. 3 in the 300 block of South Grand Boulevard in Gary.
Roy and an accomplice pried open a door and stole three televisions, a tablet computer, laptop computers and cash.
Man admits in court he uses heroin
Timothy Monik, arrested Monday night and charged with criminal mischief, turned to his girlfriend, the alleged victim, and told Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe she didn’t want to pursue the case.
“It’s not up to her, it’s up to the state,” Monroe said.
Patrolman John Street arrested Monik, 29, of 2800 Hamlin St. after seeing Monik carrying a glass container of gasoline.
His girlfriend, Marissa Maxberry, 30, had refused to drive him to a friend’s house and Monik became angry.
“I hit her tail light with the back of a knife,” he said.
Lake Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Lynch said Monik also threatened to set the woman’s car on fire.
Monroe asked Monik about the two syringes police found. He admitted he used heroin and said he “needed some classes” to deal with his drug problem.
Monroe set his trial for Aug. 22 and his bond at $750 cash only.