Law and Order, Gary
Post-Tribune staff reports April 9, 2013 10:44PM
Man charged with handgun violations
A Glen Park man arrested Thursday by members of the Gary police Crime Suppression Unit has been charged with two counts of carrying a handgun without a license, one a felony, the other a misdemeanor.
Deshalon France, 21, of 4016 Madison St., has another charge of carrying a gun without a license pending in Lake County court, records show.
Police stopped France as he walked on the street because it is a city ordinance violation to do so when a sidewalk is available. They seized a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from him. France told Sgt. Freddie Cook he took the gun from a garbage can after seeing someone “stash” it there. He also said he was unaware it was illegal for him to carry a weapon because of his prior felony conviction in Porter County for theft, the probable cause affidavit states.
Police seize stolen handgun
Police watching outside a Gary Housing Authority high-rise for drug activity arrested Vernell A. Taylor, 40, who picked up a woman from the 1000 block of Washington Street about 3 a.m. Thursday.
Taylor, of 2001 Vermont St., was charged with driving without a valid license and carrying a handgun without a license. Police seized the weapon, which had been reported stolen last year in Valparaiso. Officers also found marijuana near the woman Taylor picked up on the street.
Taylor told Detective Daryl Gordon he bought the gun on the street, the probable cause affidavit states.
Disgruntled worker charged with burglary
A disgruntled employee of A-Z Construction, 1209 Broadway, is charged with breaking into the business and stealing several items, including company-owned laptops.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Ted McCoy, 54, of 1749 Jefferson St., charged with burglary, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property.
The owner of the company told Detective Gregory Nanney that McCoy was unhappy when she paid him $54 for his day’s work on Jan. 23. The next day, she discovered the break-in. On Jan. 24, police recovered stolen items McCoy was attempting to sell at Jack’s Pawn Shop, court records state.
Charges were filed against McCoy in March. He has not been arrested.
Gary man charged with beating paraplegic victim
David E. Redmond, 36, of 3643 Carolina St., is charged with battery resulting in serious bodily injury to an endangered adult for allegedly beating his stepdaughter’s paraplegic boyfriend.
The victim told Detective JerVean Gates he was in bed with his infant son on March 1 when Redmond came in and punched him in the head until he passed out, the probable cause affidavit states. The victim suffered a broken bone under his left eye.
Redmond’s stepdaughter said she and the victim had argued that night and she told a relative that her live-in boyfriend grabbed her so tight around the waist she couldn’t breath, court records states.
She said Redmond arrived and began hitting the victim until she pulled Redmond away from the victim.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Redmond, who will be held on $20,000 bond when he is apprehended.