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Charges in House Hit with Gunfire

(Michigan City, IN) - Charges have been filed in connection with bullets fired recently into a residence in Michigan City.


Trenten Strawmier, 25, is charged with Criminal Recklessness and Possession of Methamphetamine, both Level 5 Felonies and Level 4 Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon.


According to court documents, a gun was fired multiple times into a home on January 10 at 220 North Ridgeland Avenue.  At least two people were inside the residence but nobody was wounded.


After the gunfire, a dark colored SUV was spotted by police turning onto Michigan Boulevard.  During a traffic stop, Strawmier was in the front passenger seat.  


According to authorities, a handgun was found underneath a seat in the vehicle and the only bullet still inside the firearm matched the over half dozen bronze shell casings recovered at the scene of the gunfire.


Strawmier of Michigan City could also be linked to a report of shots fired in the area of U.S. 20 and Franklin Street that same night judging from bullets located on and underneath a seat in the vehicle.


Prior records also revealed Strawmier bares a strong resemblance to a man spotted walking outside the home on Ridgeland Avenue before the shots rang out. A small amount of methamphetamine inside a plastic bag also was recovered from the vehicle during the traffic stop.


Police said Strawmier has a prior conviction for dealing cocaine from 2017.

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