Law and Order Gary
September 17, 2012 4:40PM
Updated: September 17, 2012 9:53PM
Mother pleads guilty, daughter pleads not guilty
A Chicago mother and daughter arrested at a party in Brunswick Saturday night took different approaches in Gary City Court Monday morning.
Johnetta Davis, 56, who told police she was homeless, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and battery on law enforcement. She was sentenced to five days in jail over protests from Lake County deputy prosecutor Joan Kouros.
Davis said she drove from Chicago to get her children who were attending a party at their uncle’s home near 4th Avenue and Hanley Street and saw police at the door. She said an officer came up to her and she kicked him in the groin. “His partner Tazed me three times,” she said.
As police focused on Davis, her daughter, Dorian Hamilton, who gave an address on South Dante Avenue, cursed at officers about their treatment of her mother.
“Take me to jail right now,” the arrest report states.
Hamilton pleaded not guilty. “Those statements are a bunch of lies,” she said.
Judge Pro Tem Itsia Rivera set her bail at $200 cash and a trial for Nov. 26.
Protective order doesn’t stop man’s visit
Police arrested Dorian Gordon, 36, of 505 Buchanan St., Saturday night when they found him at the apartment of a woman who obtained a protective order against him.
Patrolmen Louis Hudson, Emillo Guajardo and Jeremy Joseph went to an apartment in the 1800 block of West 5th Avenue after the woman reported she had told Gordon to leave and he refused.
“I don’t know how to plead,” Gordon told Gary City Court Judge Pro Tem Itsia Rivera. “Just put me down as being guilty.”
Rivera entered a not guilty plea and set his bail at $300 cash.
“You cannot go on that property,” she warned.
His trial is Nov. 19.
The woman has a child with Gordon and obtained the court order in May.