Law and Order Gary
August 17, 2012 4:26PM
JacQuan Strong. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 19, 2012 6:07AM
Indy man shot while at gas station
A 22-year-old Indianapolis man was shot on the thigh Thursday night as he sat in his cousin’s car at a gas station at 11th Avenue and Chase Street.
Ashunta Irby said his cousin was pumping gas into a red Pontiac Firebird about 6:20 p.m. when a man wearing a mask started shooting.
The victim ran northeast from the business to a nearby house and called for help. He was taken to The Methodist Hospitals Northlake campus for treatment.
Detective James Bond is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-4751.
Carjacking, robbery charges for teen
A Gary teen just released in May on a robbery conviction has been charged with carjacking, robbery and auto theft.
Jacquan L. Strong, 18, of 720 Johnson St., was just 16 years old when he was arrested and charged with a similar offense.
He was arrested July 24 hiding in a crawl space at a house in the 4900 block of Delaware Street.
The victim told Detective Cpl. William Clouse that she agreed to drive her friend’s friends, but at 19th Avenue and Harrison Street, one man put a gun to her head and asked for money, the probable cause affidavit states.
The men took her purse and cell phone and ordered her out of the car at gunpoint.
Gary police located her car and arrested Strong after locating him hiding in a crawl space.
Man’s run for freedom is cut short
When Jamel Scott stood in Gary City Court and heard he would have to stay in jail one more day, the 42-year-old Gary man turned and ran from the courtroom.
But his freedom was brief.
Still in handcuffs, Scott made it almost to the front door of the Public Safety Facility when he slipped and fell.
Reserve officer Kamil Minkah apprehended Scott and returned him to the jail.
Scott has been charged with felony escape. He appeared in Lake County Superior Court Friday morning, but was so disruptive, the magistrate stopped the hearing.
He is being held without bail.
Attempted theft nets teen 2 years
Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced an 18-year-old Gary man to a total of two years for attempted theft and misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.
Orlando Ramon Marshall admitted that Gary police saw him and another male leaving through a broken window on Dec. 19 of the residence of James Gill at 2010 W. 8th Ave., Gary. Police ordered Orlando and the other person to stop, but they ran.
Marshall was caught after a short chase but was tasered by an officer after repeatedly refusing to show his hands.
Marshall had been charged with burglary, a class B felony punishable by six to 20 years.
Boswell ordered him to serve one year in Lake County Community Corrections for both charges, followed by one year on probation. He also must pay $125 in restitution.