Law and Order Gary
November 26, 2012 4:14PM
Updated: November 26, 2012 11:38PM
Mother hears daughter assaulted over the phone
Police arrested a Glen Park man at his girlfriend’s home after her mother called police because she heard her daughter being assaulted over the telephone.
Jacorri Howard, 21, of 3670 Washington St., pleaded not guilty to domestic battery.
The 25-year-old victim told Patrolman Daniel Perryman she was on the phone with her mother late Sunday night when Howard tried to take the phone from her hand and they struggled.
She said he pushed her down and grabbed her neck, then began to throw her laptop computer down the stairs of her apartment.
Her mother called police, who arrived and found Howard at the residence in the 600 block of Adams Street.
Gary Ctiy Court referee Itsia Rivera scheduled Howard’s hearing for Jan. 9 and set his bail at $1,500 cash. She ordered him to have no contact with the victim.
Man without coat accused of trespass
Leon Weatherington, 36, was arrested early Sunday as he stood, shivering, outside a house in the 1400 block of West 17th Avenue.
The resident called police, saying the man had tried to kick in his front door and then refused to leave.
Weatherington pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass, criminal mischief and public intoxication.
He told Gary City Court referee Itsia Rivera he was robbed as he left “a little salon” where he had been drinking. He said said he was trying to get help after a gunman took his coat.
Weatherington has a pending possession of marijuana charge in City Court. All matters are set for hearing on Dec. 12.