Police arrest council leader for firing shots at teensSeptember 24, 2019
By The Associated Press
EAST CHICAGO — Police in northwestern Indiana have arrested the Gary City Council president on allegations he fired a gun at two teenagers he suspected of stealing his car and taking one of them back to Gary.
An attorney for Ron Brewer says his actions were a legal citizen's arrest.
East Chicago Police Lt. Jose Rivera tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times that Brewer was arrested Sunday night on probable cause for criminal recklessness and kidnapping.
Rivera said Brewer apparently tracked his stolen vehicle to East Chicago with a phone app and fired shots during a confrontation with the teenagers inside it. Rivera says Brewer wrongly took the law into his own hands without contacting police.
Attorney Scott King tells The Associated Press that Brewer didn't commit a crime under Indiana law.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
When Jerry Hunefeld joined the Dubois County Council in 1974, he had no idea what the job...
This year is the Dubois County Park’s 50th anniversary — five decades of providing a...
Holland, Ferdinand and Lincoln Trail elementaries were all named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
The Southridge Marching Raider Band’s color guard program has been a highlight of the group...
Ferdinand’s 18th Street Park will once again transform into a medieval land this weekend for...
Jasper High School freshmen Jane Franklin and Madison Kinder both love to bake. To them, a...
The individual schools in the Northeast Dubois County School Corporation could all have new...
Years ago, Paul Daily lived life much like an untrained horse. He bucked. He kicked. He...