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East Chicago

Man convicted of fleeing police

Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell placed a Riverdale, Ill., man on probation for one year for misdemeanor resisting law enforcement.

Leon Seaton, 34, ran from East Chicago Police Detective David Gemeinhart on May 22, 2010, in the 1300 block of Koscuisko Boulevard as he investigated a report of a robbery of two women who were in a car outside the home of one of the women.

Seaton was acquitted of robbery, confinement, intimidation and pointing a firearm charges during a trial last month.

Hammond

Man stabbed in the back with knife

A charge of battery by means of a deadly weapon has been filed against a 32-year-old Gary man charged with stabbing another man in the back in Hammond.

Craig Allen Pearson, of 3856 Van Buren Street, faces two to eight years if convicted of the charge filed in a May 5 incident in the 800 block of May Street.

Richard Newton and witnesses told police Newton was attacked after an argument over Pearson’s brother leaving his child at his home.

A witness said Newton came outside during an argument and was stabbed in the back. Newton was taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, then transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in Illinois for surgery to remove the knife blade, which had broken off in his back.

Hobart

Woman left baby in unlocked car alone

An East Chicago woman accused of leaving her 14-month-old unattended in a car in Hobart has been charged in Lake Superior Court with neglect of a dependent.

Keylaura A. Jackson, 22, of the 4200 block of Hidalgo Lane, had the child with her at Hobart City Court on May 6 but was told to leave because the child was disrupting the proceedings. A short time later she was trying to get back inside the courtroom. A bailiff asked Jackson where the child was and she said he was in the car with his cousin.

The bailiff, a Hobart police officer, escorted Jackson to her car and found the child alone in a 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier with the windows rolled up. The baby was not in a car seat and the doors were unlocked. The car was cluttered with garbage, including glass jars that the child was banging on seats, doors, windows and plastic moldings inside the car. There also was a strong odor of gasoline inside and outside the car. It was about 60 degrees and sunny, and the car interior was dark gray.



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