Law and Order Gary
March 6, 2013 4:52PM
Updated: March 6, 2013 5:01PM
Man stabbed, badly injured in fight
Police arrested a 25-year-old Tolleston man who allegedly critically wounded Gerald Bailey, 45, during an argument at a house in the 1300 block of Rutledge Street late Tuesday night.
When Patrolman Emilio Guarjardo arrived, Bailey was lying on the floor with stab wounds to his neck and chest. Witnesses said when Bailey arrived, he was drunk and belligerent and began arguing with an 18-year-old woman who lives there. Stacy Clancy, 25, intervened and he and Bailey began fighting. During the fight, Bailey was stabbed.
Patrolmen Glenn Mayes and Arron Allen located the suspect at a house down the block from the scene of the stabbing. Clancy was arrested there.
Detective Lorenzo Davis is investigating the assault.
Man stabbed, but wants no charges
Police arrested a Miller woman at her Lakeshore Dunes apartment late Tuesday night after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the hand.
But police said the victim, Andre Holden, 28, refused to provide information at the scene and signed documents on Wednesday stating he would not pursue criminal charges against the 35-year-old suspect, Georgina Utendahl, who was released from custody.
Woman sold boyfriend’s big TV
An Ambridge woman is charged with felony theft for allegedly taking her then-boyfriend’s 60-inch television and pawning it.
Annie Lewis, 45, of 324 Taft Place, admitted to her ex-boyfriend, Ebay Bean, that while he was out of town for his job, she sold the TV because she needed money, the probable cause affidavit states.
Bean told Sgt. Freddie Cook he had been living with Lewis and left for three weeks because he is a truck driver. When he returned, the TV was gone. He was leasing it from Aaron’s Furniture in Griffith, the affidavit states.
Lewis is scheduled to appear in Lake Superior Court on March 13.
Empty church burglar sentenced
Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to three years in Lake County Community Corrections for burglarizing an unoccupied church building.
Earl Evans II, 28, admitted he and two other men went into the Spirit of God Fellowship Church, 2202 W. 10th Ave., Gary, where authorities found the door frame broken, copper pipes cut, wiring disconnected and six outside power meters disconnected. The burglary was discovered at 1:33 a.m. Nov. 25, 2011.
Deputy prosecutor Jose Vega argued for prison time, noting Evans was on probation in a marijuana case and had a pending Marion County burglary charge when he committed the church burglary. Evans was convicted of the downstate burglary and has five misdemeanor convictions.
Defense attorney Alger Boswell said his client had admitted responsibility for his actions and was trying to provide for his family. Boswell presented testimony from Evans’ mother, who pledged her support and noted the building didn’t have “no trespassing” signs posted.