Sheriff Says Attempted Murderer on the Loose-UPDATED, IN CUSTODY

UPDATE: Larry Vickery surrendered himself to the Lake County Sheriff

July 11, 2017-Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is seeking assistance from the public in locating a man wanted for attempted murder. According to Court Records, Larry Vickery, age 34 of Gary, was charged in Lake Superior Court with attempted murder, criminal confinement, domestic battery by means of a deadly weapon, domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, and domestic battery on today’s date. Sheriff’s Spokesperson Mark Back says that Vickery went to his ex-wife’s home in the 2800 block of 46th Avenue about noon on July 6, 2017 and handcuffed her to the bed, sprayed pepper spray in her eyes and battered her. According to the statement, the couple’s 3 year old child was present when this occurred and the child also got pepper spray in his eyes.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Vickery has “made multiple threats against the victims life” according to the report. Vickery also was the subject of a protective order at the time of the incident. Vickery has another pending felony case for violating the protective order on March 31, 2017 as well as numerous prior felony charges.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Larry Vickery please call Detective Larry Thurmond at 219-755-3355 or the Sheriff’s Report-a-Crime Hotline at 800-750-2746. If you see Larry Vickery, dial 9-1-1 DO NOT CONFRONT HIM.

A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt and all criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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