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Hammond

Less than a year jail for necklace theft

Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., sentenced a 20-year-old Hammond man to 324 days in Lake County Jail after he pleaded guilty to theft.

Donovan Reeding admitted he and a juvenile approached a man on Sept. 26 at Martha Street and Grand Avenue in Hammond, asked him about the necklace he was wearing and then took it. The necklace, which belonged to someone else, was valued at $300.

Reeding had faced two to eight years on the original robbery charge, which was dismissed. Reeding served 162 days in jail and was given day-for-day credit for good behavior.

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Mville man charged with dealing heroin

A Merrillville man has been charged with three counts of drug dealing and is suspected of dealing heroin that may have caused at least one death in the area.

Devon Douglas Williams, 26, allegedly sold heroin to an undercover officer with the Police Department’s Special Operations Task Force in January and February. Williams was charged Feb. 26, and arrested and taken to Lake County Jail on March 1.

Willams was charged with three counts of Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, a Class B felony.



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