Law and Order Lake County
April 15, 2013 2:44PM
Updated: April 15, 2013 10:37PM
Gary man charged with attack on ex-girlfriend
A Gary man has been charged in Lake Superior Court with criminal confinement, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and strangulation involving his former girlfriend.
Phillip D. Goodlow, 23, of 4524 E. 7th St., is charged in an assault on the woman at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of Erie Court in East Chicago, where she was on her way to visit her girlfriend. When she got inside the building, Goodlow grabbed her by the hair and began punching her in the face with his fist, leaving her face swollen and her neck scratched and bruised, the probable cause affidavit states. “You’re not going to leave me,” Goodlow told her, according to court records.
The woman told police she broke up with Goodlow in November and that he has bothered her at the club where she works.
Worker took money from Carson’s cash drawer
A Hammond woman has been charged in Lake Superior Court with theft after an audit found $1,020 missing from her cash drawer at a Hammond business.
Kai Tenai Bullock, 30, admitted she took money to pay for car repairs, children’s clothing and to have money for Easter. The theft of $1,020 occurred between March 1 and April 8 at Carson Pirie Scott, 6600 Indianapolis Blvd., where she had worked in the shoe department since November.
Couple charged with disorderly conduct
A Hanover Park, Ill., couple were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after shots were fired in a Merrillville parking lot.
Lyvon Clayton, 33 and Charlena Clayton, 30, face one count of disorderly conduct.
Merrillville Det. Jeff Rice said neighbors called around 7:10 a.m. Saturday about shots fired in the 7000 block of Fillmore Drive.
Witnesses told police that the two suspects got into a car and left the parking lot. Armed with a description of the vehicle, police quickly identified and stopped the suspects.
The couple admitted to causing the disturbance. Police found one shell casing on the ground and another bullet had gone through the window of a nearby house which was unoccupied. The parking lot served residents of several adjacent town homes.
Lyvon Clayton had a black gun holster but it was empty and police never found the gun.
Man accused of molesting girl
A Gary man is accused of molesting a six-year-old girl, who he was babysitting.
Kevin A. Byrd, 21, is charged with one count of child molestation, a Class A felony.
Byrd and his friend were watching the girl in the living room, when the friend left the room for a time. When the friend walked toward the living room again, he saw the girl’s pants down and Byrd molesting her. He immediately asked Byrd to leave and called the police.
Byrd told police that the girl initiated the contact, then admitted to having sexual thoughts about children since he was 16.