Gary Law and Order
August 16, 2012 4:56PM
Man accused of choking woman
A disturbance in Midtown led to the arrest of Timothy Lowery, 51, accused of choking a 50-year-old pregnant woman Tuesday night at her home.
Crime Suppression Unit Patrolmen Donald Briggs and Greg Tatum were stopped in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Street by the victim, who ran screaming from the house she shares with Lowery, police said.
She told police Lowery came into the bedroom and started choking her until she almost passed out.
They arrested Lowery, who is being held while Detective Jennifer Powell investigates the allegations.
Probation, restitution for shooting
A Gary man was placed on probation for two years for criminal recklessness and ordered to pay more than $3,000 in restitution to the man he shot.
Lorenzo Jones, 66, admitted he pointed a revolver at Joe Jones on July 12, 2011, at an apartment building at 3562 Washington St., Gary. As Joe Jones was walking upstairs to visit his cousin, Lorenzo Jones pointed a revolver at him and fired, wounding Joe Jones in his left shoulder.
The plea agreement requires Lorenzo Jones to pay $3,045 in restitution to the victim.
Lorenzo Jones will not be allowed to have his felony conviction reduced to a misdemeanor.
Running from cop leads to prison
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a 24-year-old Gary man to 18 months for criminal recklessness involving a Lake County police officer.
C.L. Johnson admitted he fled from the officer, Jon Breitweiser, after Johnson ran a stop sign on April 24 at 38th Avenue and Jefferson Street in Gary. Breitweiser had his emergency lights activated and tried to curb Johnson’s Chevrolet Malibu, which was stopped at 36th Avenue and Connecticut Street. As Breitweiser got out of his police car, Johnson accelerated at a high rate of speed before he lost control of his car and crashed into the northeast corner of the intersection of Ridge Road and Tennessee Street.
As Breitweiser positioned his squad car to prevent Johnson from fleeing and got out of his car, Johnson recklessly threw the car in reverse at Breitweiser’s police car and sideswiped it from the passenger door to the rear bumper. Johnson’s actions endangered Breitweiser, who was standing near his police squad when Johnson crashed into it with his car.
The plea agreement capped Johnson’s sentence at 18 months. Charges of criminal confinement, a class C felony punishable by a sentence of two to eight years, along with resisting law enforcement and reckless driving, were dismissed.