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Updated: March 1, 2013 4:13PM



Hammond

Four years for confining woman

Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a former Hammond man to four years in Lake County Community Corrections for criminal confinement and intimidation.

Dewayne Cloyce Vanalstine, 41, of Chicago, admitted he dragged a woman into her bedroom on Oct. 16 in the 4500 block of Pine Avenue and forced her to stay there for four hours while threatening to batter her. Vanalstine threatened to kill the woman as he held a baseball bat and ordered the woman to take off her clothes.

Vanalstine had faced six to 20 years on the original criminal confinement charges, which were dismissed along with intimidation and battery counts.

The plea agreement outlined a consecutive sentence of two years on each count.

Released from parole, back to jail

A 21-year-old Hammond man with a prior gun conviction was sentenced to jail time and probation for criminal gang activity.

Jesus Vasquez, who was released from parole in January for dealing in a sawed-off shotgun, was charged in August with the gang offense.

Vasquez’s plea agreement outlined an 18-month sentence. He was ordered to serve six months, with the remaining 12 months suspended and served on probation.

Lake Station

Man accused of molesting 3-year-old

A Lake Station man has been charged with child molesting involving a 3-year-old girl.

Robert Harry King Jr., 36, of the 2600 block of Jasper Street, is accused of fondling the girl between August 2011 and early February at his home.

The charge is punishable by a sentence of two to eight years.



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