Law and Order Gary
January 15, 2013 4:26PM
Eddie Pimpton. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet
Updated: February 17, 2013 6:31AM
Felon faces three new charges
A convicted felon arrested Friday after police chased him for several blocks has been charged with three new felonies.
Eddie E. Pimpton Jr., 23, of 432 Tyler St., is charged with possession of a weapon by a serious violent felon, carrying a handgun without a permit and resisting law enforcement.
He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges.
A man reported he argued with Pimpton about 12:50 p.m. in the Emerson neighborhood and Pimpton produced a weapon.
Police located Pimpton driving the car described by the victim, but the driver failed to stop, driving through alleys and disregarding a traffic light.
The driver stopped in the 300 block of Van Buren Street and began running from police.
Patrolmen Jamaal Joseph used his stun gun to stop the driver, who was eventually arrested.
Pimpton was convicted in 2009 of dealing cocaine.
Police recovered a black revolver and .22 caliber rifle from the car Pimpton was driving.
Warrant out for robbery by store
An arrest warrant has been issued for a convicted felon charged with a Dec. 9 attempted robbery outside a convenience store at 45th Avenue and Harrison Street.
Michael E. Brown, 33, of 5079 Ohio St., allegedly confronted a man sitting in a van outside the store. The victim told Detective Cpl. James Nielsen that Brown demanded money and threatened to kill him.
The two men struggled and the victim ran into the store, the probable cause affidavit states.
Brown told police he asked the man for a cigarette, the store surveillance camera shows Brown opening the door of the van and grabbing the victim “by the throat or upper chest,” the affidavit states.
When Brown is apprehended, he will be held on $30,000 bail.
He completed a felony sentence for theft in October and has prior convictions for auto theft, receiving stolen auto parts and robbery.