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Son of Police Officer Charged

(Michigan City, IN) - An outside investigation has resulted in charges related to a stolen gun.  The alleged offender is the son of a high ranking officer with the Michigan City Police Department.  David Ashley, Jr. is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with theft.


According to court documents, he stole a handgun at the YMCA in La Porte last year and tried selling it to the gun owner's brother.  The buyer he allegedly targeted recognized the gun as the one stolen from his brother, according to Indiana State Police. 


Indiana State Police conducted the investigation at the request of Mayor Duane Parry because the suspect is the son of Michigan City Police Assistant Chief Jillian Ashley. 


According to court documents, her son wanted $250 for the stolen gun.  He’s also charged with carrying a handgun without a permit.

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