Gary Police Announce Armed Robbery Charges Against Four Individuals

Suspects are all at large, anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Sgt. Michael Barnes at 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.


April 21, 2017-Gary Police secured armed robbery charges against four individuals today. According to a statement from the Gary Police Department, “Detective Sergeant Michael Barnes secured charges against Billy A Cross III 17 of Portage, Benjamin Harper IV 21 of Gary, Sheliah D Jones 28 of Gary and Tamin Osborne 28 of Gary. The charges stem from an April 15, 2017 incident in the 3800 block of Broadway. During the incident Cross, Harper, Jones and Osborne robbed another male at gunpoint causing injury to the male. The suspects stole the males personal items and his vehicle.”

Billy Cross III(as an adult), Benjamin Harper IV, Sheliah D Jones and Tamin Osborne are all charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery Resulting in Bodily Injury and Intimidation. The four suspects are at large. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Michael Barnes at 219-881-1210 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP. No images were provided for Billy Cross or Benjamin Harper.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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