Law and Order Gary
January 9, 2013 4:30PM
Updated: February 11, 2013 7:32AM
Teen finally gives his real name
Torrence Vickers was arrested as “John Doe” Tuesday night after he provided police with a variety of names and several birth dates.
He was charged with resisting law enforcement, interfering with law enforcement and false reporting.
On Wednesday morning, he spelled his name for Gary City Court Judge Deidre Monroe.
“I was just coming out of the gas station with chips and police told me to get on the car. I wasn’t resisting,” he said.
Patrolmen Kevin Campbell and Donald Briggs went to OneStop convenience store at 45th Avenue and Harrison street about 9:30 p.m. where they saw a group of men loitering.
Officers said Vickers, 19, didn’t cooperate when they told him to leave the area.
Monroe scheduled his trial for March 13 and set bond at $600 for the Chicago man who offered several versions of who he knew in Gary.
“I got no type of money at all. Can I just get let go?” he asked.
“That doesn’t work here,” Monroe replied.
A second man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana
Antwain Douglas, 26, admitted he had marijuana in his pocket when Patrolmen Jeston Walker and Greg Tatum questioned him.
Douglas said he previously graduated from the drug court program and pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.
“I have four kids. When they go down, I take a little puff,” he told the judge.
Douglas is scheduled to plead guilty in Lake Superior Court next week.
He was arrested last year on a felony charge of possession of marijuana.
Monroe set his bond at $650 cash.
Man shot on his 18th birthday
On the morning of his 18th birthday, Montreal D. McNutt was shot in the chest and arm as he gave a ride to a man he says he doesn’t know.
McNutt told police he was at a gas station at 49th Avenue and Broadway about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when a man asked for a ride. As the man stepped out of the car, he shot McNutt, police said. Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information can call him at 881-7434.
Boyfriend, his ex attack woman
Alisha Smith, 37, told police she was stabbed, then shot at, by her boyfriend, 34, and his ex-girlfriend, 30, early Wednesday. The victim told Lt. Thomas Pawlak she went to her boyfriend’s house about 2:30 a.m. and they argued, police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said. “He threatened to call his ex-girlfriend and have her come over to beat the current girlfriend up,” King said. The man struck her and the woman stabbed her leg and head. She managed to get away and the woman shot at her car, hitting it several times, King said. Detective Alex Jones is investigating the assault.