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Two charged with beating woman

Two people charged with criminal confinement and battery are in custody after they were arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Carey Crawford, 34, and Antoinette Steele, 24, residents of the Delaney Community Housing Development, are charged with beating a woman and her son at their home Nov. 26.

The woman told Detective JerVean Gates “it felt like he (Crawford) hit her 100 times with his fists.” He threatened to kill her, the probable cause affidavit states.

Both the woman and her son sought treatment at an area hospital for their injuries.

West Side High teacher arrested

Police arrested a West Side High School teacher who refused to be quiet as officers broke up an altercation with another teacher Wednesday afternoon.

Charles Willis, 51, is charged with intimidation and disorderly conduct.

Willis was accused of assaulting a student at Lew Wallace High School two years ago.

On Tuesday, police responded to a disturbance in the office about 4:30 p.m., police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.

Willis was “using profanity and yelling at another teacher. Several times officers told Mr. Willis to quiet down but he would not,” King said.

Willis is licensed to teach learning disabled students.



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