No lower bond despite seven kids
A 30-year-old Gary man arrested Dec. 21 pleaded with the judge for a lower bond, saying he was close to getting back custody of his seven children.
But Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe didn’t offer Anthony Graham sympathy, saying he should abide by the law.
Police arrested Graham at his home after the mother of his youngest child said he pushed her down the stairs of their home. He told the judge she had been drinking, but the arrest report states he admitted he was drinking also.
His trial is set for Feb. 20, and his bond remains at $500 cash.
Graham must appear in Lake Superior Court Jan. 9 on a probation revocation hearing. He is on probation after being charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, court records state.
Guest wouldn’t leave NYE party
Police arrested Geoffry Scott, 21, of Calumet Township, at 5:45 a.m. New Year’s Eve outside a Black Oak home after residents called to complain because he wouldn’t leave.
When police arrived, Scott was “yelling and screaming” and wouldn’t stop.
He was charged with disorderly conduct.
In Gary City Court on Wednesday, Scott said he wasn’t sure how to plead, claiming “special circumstances.”
He told Judge Deidre Monroe he hadn’t been able to call his family to tell him where he was. “I also need my medication,” he said. Scot said he takes anti-psychotic drugs.
Monroe set his trial for March 6 and his bond is $300 cash.