Local News

News > Local News > Gag Order Issued in Case Against Accused Cop Killer

Gag Order Issued in Case Against Accused Cop Killer

Carl Le'Ellis Blount, Jr.  (photo courtesy Lake County Sheriff's Department)

A Lake County judge issued a gag order in the case against a man suspected of fatally shooting a Gary police officer. 

Lake Superior Court Judge Samuel Cappas issued the order, at the request of a public defender, that prohibits lawyers and other officials involved from discussing the case against 24-year-old Carl Le'Ellis Blount, Jr outside of court. 

The man who said during his initial court hearing that he lives in Portage is charged with murder in the July 6th shooting death of Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. 

A magistrate entered a not guilty plea for Blount on Friday, and he is due back in court on July 30.

Other Articles You May Like

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- A federal judge has blocked Indiana’s new abortion restrictions from taking effect. The law...
(STATEWIDE) - Each year, more firework related injuries are reported on the 4th of July than any other day. In...
Secretary of State Connie Lawson (second from left) and other members of the Indiana Recount Commission review...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--A new law that regulates who vape shops can buy their supplies from could end up seriously...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--An Indianapolis man was arrested this week on charges of impersonating a police officer at the...