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Arrest of Gunman Threatening to Shoot

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man allegedly went inside a home making threats with a gun.


Johnathan Sindone, 27, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun and Theft, both Level 5 Felonies, and Class B Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. According to court documents, police were called Sunday to a home in the 1200 block of Michigan Avenue in La Porte. Sindone allegedly went inside the home with a loaded gun claiming he was going to “shoot somebody.”


As a precaution, police officers closed Michigan Avenue in both directions and ordered Sindone spotted through a second story window to come out of the residence. He complied and officers slowly approaching placed in handcuffs on the front porch, according to court documents.


Sindone, who was recently evicted from a home in the 500 block of Maple Ave., was yelling obscenities but kept shouting despite orders to stop. The loaded gun Sindone took inside the home was found on the second floor.  It was against the law for Sindone to have a gun due to a prior felony conviction, authorities said. The gun was reported stolen out of Allegan County, Michigan.


A woman inside the home was hiding when learning Sindone had come into the residence.

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