Law and Order Gary
August 21, 2012 4:44PM
Updated: September 23, 2012 6:17AM
iPhone sale just a ruse for robbery
A Lincolnwood, Ill., man drove to Gary Monday to buy an iPhone for $200.
But when he went to the 800 block of Tennessee Street to meet the seller, he was robbed at gunpoint.
The 34-year-old victim told Patrolman Julian Bliss his wife and child were waiting in the car while he went to make the purchase.
As he walked up to the house, a man with a gun said, “Give me the money,” the police report states.
The robber fled with the victim’s $200.
Second domestic battery charge
For the second time in two years, Norman McGhee III has been charged with domestic battery involving the mother of his two children.
McGhee, 32, has been charged with felony battery and three counts of domestic battery in the July 10 incident.
The victim told Detective JerVean Gates she was walking to her mother’s house when she encountered McGhee, who argued with her then struck her face.
He began throwing a stick at her, then chased her and hit her in the head. She required 12 stitches in her scalp from the attack, the probable cause affidavit states.
McGhee was convicted of felony domestic battery last year for a February 2010 assault on the same woman.
In that case, he stabbed her in the hand while she was at the Dollar Inn motel in Hobart.
In both cases, the assault occurred in front of their children.
Sisters charged with bank fraud
Two Glen Park sisters have been charged with forgery, fraud on a financial institution and theft.
Coretta D. Miller, 24, and Michelle A. Miller, 22, took checks from an account opened July 25 for a friend who receives Social Security benefits.
They presented a check for $2,500 to Chase Bank, 3680 Broadway, on July 31, but the account was frozen because of previous fraudulent activity, the probable cause affidavit states.
Both women are wanted on arrest warrants.
When they are apprehended they will be held on $20,000 bail.