Porter County Sheriff Lists One Detained on Murder Charges

April 20, 2017-According to the Porter County Sheriff’s Jail website, a Hobart man was arrested and charged with Murder earlier today. According to the listing, 50 year old Christopher Mark Dillard was arrested at 2:16 p.m. on April 20, 2017. Social media speculation began quickly tying the arrest to the recent homicide of 24 year old Nicole Gland.  Numerous readers have told the Gazette that Dillard was a part-time bouncer at Upper Deck Lounge where Nicole worked as a bartender.   Nicole’s body was found stabbed to death in her vehicle on Wednesday morning. The SUV was parked outside near her place of work, the Upper Deck Lounge in Chesterton.

Chesterton Police have scheduled a press conference for tomorrow to update the media on the case. This article has been updated Chesterton Chief Details Case Against Alleged Killer

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


Thu Apr 20 2017 14:16:16 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time)

Inmate Information:
Gender : M
Race : W
Age : 50
Location : HOBART, IN
Booking Number : 1702097
Charges : 35-42-1-1 MURDER

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  1. KK Reply

    Word on the street is that he was the bouncer at that bar!

    • kendavidson Reply

      I tried to verify that but could not. We will find out more tomorrow. If there is anyone who worked there or frequented the place and knows for sure, please write to me at ken@nwigazette.com. Thank you for reading the Gazette.

  2. simon Reply

    why did he do it

  3. Mack Reply

    What a pos!! Hope he rots in hell..24 yrs old..so sad! Cc everyone!

  4. S Reply

    My sources said that she fired him about a week ago, and was at Danny O’s prior to the murder when he said he had to go to the upper deck to get something….

    • kendavidson Reply

      Thank you, I will ask about this at the press conference.

  5. lo Reply

    Where was he caught because they’re were tons of cops n dog all over pleasant valley since 6am today…. freak all of us out! !!! Prayers to her family!

    • kendavidson Reply

      I know major crimes was out with K9 officers. The details on the arrest may not be known until tomorrow morning.

  6. Jasin Reply

    I would like to hear WAT EVIDENCE they Ha v on this guy….

  7. Why Reply

    They have Alot of evidence!! don’t you realize there are cameras EVERYWHERE!!!

  8. bernice Reply

    my question is the owner of the bar had nicole fire him why didn’t he do his own dirty work. Nicole would still be alive !! The guy charged was friends with the owner he should have fired him .

  9. T. Reply

    He was definitely a bouncer at the deck. Saw him there nearly every time I went. Crazy. He was always very quite and just sat back and observed.

  10. L Reply

    I heard from a reliable source this morning that he was fired because she told that he was selling drugs there, so he retaliated. Just so sad.

  11. Wow Reply

    He was arrested at Hobart Dairy Queen. Where he lived .

  12. Leslie Reply

    He was arrested at the dairy Queen in Hobart. But connecting dots Hobart is lake county but he was detained in Porter county which Chesterton and Portage are. So that connects the case for me.

  13. Tammy Reply

    I am a relative of Nicole’s. I live in CO. I really want to watch the press conference. What is the best way to do this?

  14. Harvey Mushman Reply

    Plug him into some Very High Amp Voltage, and hopefully Very Soon.
    I weep for Nicole’s family left behind who will never recover.

  15. Z Reply

    This could possibly not be true. But I heard he was delivering her drugs and did some cocaine himself and went nuts and murdered her. Like I said this could just be a rumor but it seems to come from a reliable source

    • kendavidson Reply

      Dillard made the claim that he was delivering drugs to her. Her friends stated they never saw her do drugs. More important, the evidence contradicts his statement that he obtained her keys to get into her car because, according to police, her door lock did not work.

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