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Law and Order Gary: Man charged with assaulting couple

Updated: June 19, 2013 6:11AM



GARY

Man charged with assaulting couple

Police arrested a Gary man charged with assaulting his ex-wife and her friend as they walked on Broadway Monday.

Kitchard W. Mitchell, 49, is charged with two counts of criminal confinement, felony battery and misdemeanor battery.

His ex-wife told Detective Roberto Figueroa she and her friend were walking near 11th Avenue and Broadway when Mitchell approached them from behind and started hitting her. When her friend tried to intervene, Mitchell punched her in the face.

The ex-wife’s 53-year-old friend told Detective Pete Baum she suffered a dislocated shoulder and broken nose. The ex also had a broken nose.

Patrolmen Shanesha Emmons and Sgt. Clarence Headd into custody shortly after the incident.

Warrant issued
in theft of laptops

An arrest warrant has been issued for James Piggee Jr., 44, charged with stealing cash and laptops from Gary Middle College while he was employed there.

Piggee admitted to police that he took several computers in February and March and pawned them for cash because he has a substance abuse problem, the probable cause affidavit states.

The principal of the school and an employee told Detective Richard McClelland they began discovering items missing in February. The principal watched surveillance video that showed Piggee taking money from a co-worker’s purse and taking laptop computers from a classroom.

He is charged with two counts of felony theft.

Two arrested in theft of television

Two Gary men seen breaking into a house in the Small Farms neighborhood were arrested when police caught them carrying a television from the scene.

Allen L. Ewing, 26, and DeAngelo Johnson, 22, were charged with burglary Friday, one day after Patrolman Nicholas Ferrell and John Faulkner apprehended them about 12:06 a.m. Thursday.

After stopping the suspects, police found a nearby home with an open window and an unlocked back door. The resident later told Detective Richard McClelland the television police recovered had been taken from her home.



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