Law and Order Gary
October 29, 2012 4:50PM
Updated: October 29, 2012 11:14PM
S.C. man charged again in city court
A South Carolina man with several prior arrests here was in Gary City Court Monday on new charges of disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.
Carey Crawford, 34, has charges of battery and possession of marijuana for an April 22 incident while he was riding in a car with a woman who said he punched her face when she refused to drive him to Michigan City.
Crawford told court referee Itsia Rivera he worked in Michigan City but didn’t know the woman who reported the assault.
Patrolmen Justin Hedrick and Daniel Perryman arrested Crawford early Sunday as they responded to the Blue Room to reports of a fight.
Crawford was leaving the bar as police learned a suspect in the fight was walking out and approached Crawford, who began shouting.
“I am calm ... the last thing you want is me mad,” Crawford told police as they tried to calm him.
He claimed he was a victim of battery, but refused to make a report. Police arrested him when the would not stop shouting and refused to put his hands behind his back.
His bail is set at $500 cash and all cases scheduled for Dec. 20.
Resisting, traffic, pot charges for man
Terrance Wright, 34, on parole for dealing cocaine, was arrested this weekend on warrants for failing to appear on three traffic cases.
Wright, of 2175 Kentucky St., said he will appear in court Friday on felony resisting and possession of marijuana charges.
His traffic cases, for driving without a valid license, are set for Feb. 2, 2011.
Teen says store clerk flashed gun
A Black Oak teenager accused the clerk at a neighborhood convenience store of displaying a handgun at the business Sept. 12, resulting in intimidation charges against James Yunker, 37.
Yunker, who lives upstairs from the Sunrise Food and Tobacco store, allegedly lifted his shirt to show a pistol in his waistband while the 15-year-old boy stood in the door.
The teen’s father made a report.
Yunker told Patrolman Mark Birkett he didn’t point the gun when he told the boy to leave the store.
Yunker’s trial is set for Feb. 11.
Helping a friend leads to charge
Police arrested Stanley Jamison, 39, for possession of marijuana as they responded to a domestic argument and encountered Jamison.
Jamison pleaded guilty. “I just went to help a friend,” he said.
Witnesses called police and said a suspect in the domestic dispute had placed a gun in a gold car, which was still parked in the 4400 block of W. 22nd Place Saturday morning.
The car was there when officers arrived and saw Jamison sitting there.
A gun was found, but Jamison has a license to carry. However, police smelled marijuana and found several “blunts” in the car.
Jamison will be sentenced in drug court Wednesday afternoon
No leniency for second offense
Lake Superior Court Judge Clarence Murray sentenced a 42-year-old Gary man to five years in prison for burglary.
Murray told Martin Brantley Jr., that he’d given him a break on his last case and would receive no leniency. Brantley removed a television from a Gary home on Nov. 11 after breaking the front door and a second door on the porch.
Murray ordered $157 in restitution for repairs to the victim’s home be reduced to a judgment. The five-year sentence was the maximum outlined in the plea agreement. Brantley had faced six to 20 years on the original charge.
“There’s no need for me to be doing what I’m doing,” Brantley told the judge. I don’t know why I do what I do.”