Lake County Law and Order
November 9, 2012 3:26PM
Updated: November 9, 2012 4:46PM
Highland teen sought for robbery
Charges of armed robbery and two counts of criminal confinement have been filed in Lake Superior Court against an 18-year-old Highland man in a robbery reported Nov. 3 in Schererville.
Pravion Williams Jr., of the 8800 block of 5th Street, faces six to 20 years on each of the three felony counts.
The victim told police he and his girlfriend were expecting Williams to come over for a prearranged drug transaction at their residence in the 8100 block of Cedar Point Drive. Williams arrived with an unknown man and the victim invited them in. Shortly thereafter, the victim told police he was hit in the face and forced at gunpoint into the bathroom with his girlfriend.
Williams demanded the combination to the victim’s safe and password for his laptop computer.
Williams and the unknown man took cash, two cell phones and the computer.
The second suspect is a black man in his early 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.
Williams remains at large. Police are following up on leads to identify the second suspect.
Anyone with information about the case may contact Schererville police Detective Cpl. Jeff Cook at 322-5000.
Coroner to reopen death investigation
The Lake County Coroner’s office announced late Friday that it is reopening the investigation into the death of Levi Evans in August. According to a press release, new information may offer insight into “the possibility of additional factors that may have contributed to the circumstances of his death.” No other information was given.
Evans’ body was found by students near Lake Central High School after he didn’t return from a dinner break during band practice at the school. Evans had walked to Taco Bell for dinner and he was walking back when he collapsed behind the strip mall adjacent to Taco Bell.
Police said paramedics received a call about an unresponsive body found near a new electric substation on the southeastern edge of the property.