Hobart Man Flees Accident, Gets Arrested Along with Roommates

“A trooper investigating a hit and run crash yesterday resulted in finding numerous drugs, paraphernalia, hallucinogens and control substances after being told to go get a warrant.” Indiana State Police

Photo provided. All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

December 19, 2018-

Tell a Trooper to Get a Warrant, He Will

A trooper investigating a hit and run crash yesterday resulted in finding numerous drugs, paraphernalia, hallucinogens and control substances after being told to go get a warrant.

Yesterday, Tuesday, December 18th, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Trooper Ala’a Hamed was called to a single vehicle crash east bound on the Indiana Toll Road at the 14 mile marker (this is just east of Broadway).  Hamed found a 2013 Hyundai sedan had been abandoned after it hit the center concrete median barrier wall.  He later found a baggie with suspected marijuana and paraphernalia inside the car.

Upon going to a residence in Portage, he was directed to a home in Hobart where the suspected driver resided. Anthony Mason, 35, a resident (roommate) of the home answered the door.  Troopers William Carlson and James Brasseur were assisting Hamed at this time.  While talking to Mason the troopers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.  Mason told the troopers he didn’t know where the suspected driver (later identified as Jordon K. Grindey, 26 of Hobart) was and stated he wasn’t going to let them inside the residence and to go get a warrant.

While waiting for a warrant, Amanda Gettig, 29, (another roommate) arrived at the home.  Troopers spoke with her and she later came out of residence saying she had the suspected driver Grindey on the telephone.  Trooper Brasseur talked to Grindey who stated he was the driver of the Hyundai but would not say exactly where he is.

Troopers received their warrant and could not get anyone inside the residence to unlock the door.  Forcible entry was made and Jordon Grindey came from an upstairs bedroom and surrendered himself to the troopers.  Mason was also taken into custody from an upstairs bedroom.  Gettig was also arrested from her downstairs bedroom. Drugs, paraphernalia, hallucinogens, and controlled substances (suspected marijuana, cocaine, THC oil, benzodiazepines pills “benzos”, scales, grinders and other paraphernalia) were located throughout the home

Charged:

  • Jordon Grindey, 26 of Hobart with Maintaining a Common Nuisance-Level 6 Felony

Leaving the Scene of a Crash-Class C Misdemeanor

OWI Refusal-Class C Misdemeanor

Possession of Marijuana-Class B Misdemeanor

Possession of Paraphernalia-Class C Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Class A Misdemeanor

  • Anthony Mason, 35 of Hobart with Maintaining a Common Nuisance-Level 6 Felony

Assisting a Criminal-Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Paraphernalia-Class C Misdemeanor

Possession of Marijuana-Class B Misdemeanor

Possession of Hash Oil-Class B Misdemeanor

  • Amanda Gettig, 29 of Hobart with Maintaining a Common Nuisance-Level 6 Felony

Possession of Cocaine-Level 6 Felony

Dealing Marijuana-Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Class A Misdemeanor

Assisting a Criminal-Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Marijuana-Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Hash Oil-Class B Misdemeanor

Possession of Paraphernalia-Class C Misdemeanor

All three were incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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