Law and Order Gary
May 13, 2011 2:02PM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
2 teens shot, charged
with attempted robbery
Two teens wounded outside a Concord Commons apartment late Thursday night face felony charges in connection with events that led to their shooting, police said.
Orlando Marshall, 17, of 2021 W. 8th Ave., and Stephan Alexander, 19, of 4216 Jackson St., were stopped at 5th Avenue and Taft Street in a silver Chevrolet described by the man who said he was assaulted at the door of his apartment about 11 p.m.
Kenneth Paige, 21, told police he heard someone knocking on his window about 11 p.m. and opened the building’s entrance door to the men he said he didn’t recognize.
After hearing someone knock on his apartment door, Paige told police he thought something was wrong and grabbed his gun before opening the door.
Two men beat him and pointed guns at him, then fled when Paige fired at both of them, Sgt. Williams Fazekas said.
The teens face charges of criminal recklessness, attempted robbery and other felonies.
Detective Cpl. Jeff Hornyak is leading the investigation.
Man accused of taking tools, safe with $170,000
A Fort Worth, Texas, man is charged with felony theft for allegedly stealing cash and tools from an acquaintance, Lt. Samuel Roberts said.
The victim, Fulton Purnell, told Detective Willie Ervin he discovered a safe containing about $170,000 and many tools were gone from his house after a visit by Clarence Ray Brown, 58.
Brown faces up to eight years in prison if convicted of the charge. An arrest warrant has been issued for Brown, who will be held on a $30,000 bond.
Warrant issued for man accused of beating
Melvin Brown, 49, of East Chicago, is charged with residential entry and battery, based on reports from his ex-girlfriend who said Brown came into her Aetna home uninvited and beat and punched her.
An arrest warrant was issued for Brown, police said.