Law and Order Gary
Post-Tribune staff reports July 10, 2012 4:06PM
Updated: August 12, 2012 6:27AM
Man faces charges of child molesting
Child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor charges have been filed in Lake Superior Court against a Gary man accused of having sex with a girl beginning when she was about 11 years old.
Ishmell Neal Garrett, 40, of 2355 Hovey St., is accused of having sex with the girl, performing deviate sex acts and fondling her between November 2006 and February 2010 in Gary.
The girl told police Garrett threatened to kidnap her and take her into the woods so no one would ever find them if she told anyone.
Garrett is charged with two counts of child molesting, punishable by 20 to 50 years; sexual misconduct with a minor, punishable by six to 20 years, and additional child molesting and sexual misconduct charges, which are punishable by two to eight years.
Man arrested for stabbing girlfriend
Police arrested a 49-year-old Brunswick man who faces charges after his girlfriend accused him of stabbing her with a knife early Tuesday.
Abraham Barker was arrested at The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus where the 41-year-old victim went for treatment of a 3-inch gash to her arm.
She told police she and Barker were talking at 4:20 a.m. when he accused her of taking something from him, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.
Barker swung a knife and cut her arm. The victim left and called police, King said.
Detective Alex Jones is investigating the stabbing.
Man who sold crack gets 15 years’ jail
Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a Gary man to 15 years in prison for dealing in cocaine.
Wilbert Mann Jr., 41, admitted he sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on Nov. 1 in the 5600 block of Calumet Avenue in Hammond. On three other dates in November, Mann sold more crack to an informant. All of the transactions, which totaled 5.4 gross grams, occurred in broad daylight near a busy street in full view of the public.
The plea agreement outlined the 15-year sentence, which will be served in the Indiana Department of Correction and not an alternative program.
Mann had faced from six to 20 years on the charges. Prosecutors dismissed a separate case charging Mann last year with possession of cocaine.
Two charged with battering woman
Two women have been charged with felony battery in connection with the June 23 assault on Katrina McFerrin, 29.
Elandra R. Barron, 23, of 1600 W. 5th Ave., and Brianna D. Collins, 21, of 1937 Maine St., allegedly confronted the victim about 11 a.m. as she walked in the 2000 block of Carolina Street.
The assailants hit her and pushed her down, then kicked and punched her, the probable cause affidavit states. McFerrin told Detective JerVean Gates she suffered a broken nose, facial swelling and vision problems, the affidavit states.