On Saturday May 2nd, 2020 at approximately 1:40 P.M.; the Michigan City Police Department was dispatched to the 800 Block of Sparrow Lane (Canterbury Apartments) on the city’s south side for a report of a subject with a weapon. While officers were enroute to the call, information was obtained through dispatch that the subject with the weapon left the area in a vehicle.
Officer Ken Eguia was first to arrive and made contact with victim. Officer Eguia learned that the victim had gotten into a domestic altercation with Jaquarious Ford, 22, of Michigan City. FORD arrived at her residence with several of his siblings and their juvenile child. The victim stated that FORD was making threats toward her while allegedly pointing a handgun. The female victim retreated into the residence at which time FORD left the area.
Patrol Supervisor Sgt. Ken Havlin located the vehicle FORD was operating in the area of Salem Street and Coolspring Avenue. FORD was detained at this time and a search of FORD’s vehicle yielded a firearm. The incident was investigated by Officer Eguia, Sgt. Havlin, and other officers on Patrol Shift 1. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, FORD was charged with: Intimidation as a Level 5-Felony, Pointing a Firearm as a Level 6-Felony and Possession of a Firearm without a Permit as a Class A-Misdemeanor.
FORD had his initial court appearance in La Porte County Superior Court #1 on May 4th, 2020 and bond was set at $15,000 CASH ONLY. FORD remains incarcerated at the La Porte County Jail pending a bond review hearing scheduled for May 19th.
Chief Campbell praises the quick work of all the officers on Patrol Shift I. “Their quick response and thorough investigation quickly diffused what could have been a very dangerous situation. Their investigation identified and located the suspect within minutes of the call being dispatched.”
Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
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