---- — Teacher court dates continued
Court dates for the former teacher whose handgun and holster were found at Kokomo High School earlier this year were continued Wednesday at the defendant’s pre-trial hearing.
Christopher Johnson, 52, Frankfort, appeared in Howard Circuit Court and requested and was granted a continuance of his upcoming jury trial.
Judge Lynn Murray granted the request and reset the trial for Feb. 11 with a pre-trial hearing set for Jan. 22.
Johnson faces a Class D felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property and a Class B misdemeanor criminal recklessness in the case.
Charges were filed against Johnson March 18 after auto tech students at the Kokomo Area Career Center discovered a loaded 9mm Beretta handgun and an extra clip after playing with a tape measure, which hit the ceiling and moved a ceiling tile, Kokomo police reported.
Johnson, a former teacher at the Area Career Center, taught criminal justice at the career center for five years. Johnson’s final day of teaching was in May 2012.
Kokomo police believe Johnson placed the weapon in the ceiling when he was teaching.
Johnson told police it would have been logical that he placed the weapon in the ceiling to keep it away from students. Police said they don’t know how long the gun was hidden inside the ceiling of the school.
If convicted, Johnson could face up to three years on the Class D felony and up to six months on the misdemeanor.
Tuesday, 8:55 a.m., deputies arrested Phillip M. Pepper, 33, Indianapolis, at the Howard County jail, on warrants for failure to appear and petition to revoke.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., deputies arrested Cory D. Miller, 48, 2200 block of West Murden Street, at the Howard County jail, on a warrant for failure to appear.
Tuesday, 10 a.m., deputies arrested Shawn T. Drew, 26, 1000 block of East Dixon Street, at the Howard County jail, on a warrant for invasion of privacy.
Tuesday, 10:01 a.m., deputies arrested Kevin W. Catron, 45, 700 block of South Purdum Street, at the Courthouse, on a warrant for theft.
Tuesday, 10:45 a.m., deputies arrested Dennis B. Miller, 47, 1000 block of East Markland Avenue, at the Howard County jail, on a warrant for failure to appear.
Tuesday, 11:05 a.m., deputies arrested Henry Washington, 56, Indianapolis, at the Courthouse, on a warrant for petition to revoke.
Tuesday, 1:52 p.m., police arrested Duran M. Hizer, 26, 600 block of East Gerhart Street, at that residence, on a charge of domestic violence battery.
Tuesday, 2:20 p.m., deputies arrested Brian M. McCoy, 36, Indianapolis, at the Hamilton County jail, on a warrant for failure to appear.
Tuesday, 2:37 p.m., police arrested Misty N. Sterner, 21, 800 block of East Hoffer Street, at that residence, on a warrant for neglect of a dependent.
Tuesday, 3:37 p.m., police arrested Angela L. Trusty, 42, 1000 block of South McCann Street, at Ohio Street and Vaile Avenue, on a charge of obstruction of justice.
Tuesday, 7:27 p.m., police arrested Marcus G. Long, 23, 500 block of East Mulberry Street, at Main and Mulberry streets, on charges of possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of public housing, possession of marijuana in excess of 30 grams and dealing in marijuana.
Tuesday, 9:13 p.m., Russiaville police arrested Darlena M. Brock, 31, 2600 block of Wynterpointe Drive, at Grant and Main streets in Russiaville, on a charge of driving while suspended.
Tuesday, 3:53 p.m., the theft of a lock box containing jewelry and cash valued at $700 was reported from the 1200 block of Cadillac Drive West.
Tuesday, 5:29 p.m., the theft of 25 used car batteries valued at $225 was reported from a shed at Walmart, 1920 E. Markland Ave.
Tuesday, 8:26 p.m., the theft of miscellaneous jewelry valued at $500 was reported from the 2300 block of North Waugh Street.
Sunday, 3:43 a.m., state police arrested Christopher Lee Davis, 19, 900 block of Ind. 32 West, Westfield, on charges of unlawful possession of a syringe and illegal possession/consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Wednesday, 2:58 a.m., deputies arrested Nicolas Chairez, 24, 800 block of South Street, Frankfort, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, dealing in a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of meth and dealing in meth.
Nov. 6, 8:08 p.m. deputies arrested Zakary J. Steele, 20, 500 block of West 3rd Street, Peru, on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of meth, visiting a common nuisance, possession of precursors and possession of a syringe.
Nov. 6, 8:41 p.m., deputies arrested Penny M. Bailey, 45, 2700 block of Capehart Drive, Peru, on a charge of battery.
Nov. 6, 7:27 p.m., deputies arrested Jami L. Walker, 25, 500 block of West 10th Street, Peru, on charges of manufacturing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of precursors and possession of a syringe.
Nov. 7, 11:45 a.m., deputies arrested Harley G. Scott, 19, 1200 block of Chanute Drive, Peru, on a warrant for possession of a synthetic drug.
Nov. 7, 1:25 p.m., deputies arrested Martin C. Capulin, 40, Winamac, on a failure to appear warrant.
Nov. 7, 2:38 p.m., deputies arrested Zachary R. Fink, 25, 500 block of West Payten Street, Greentown, on a warrant for probation violation.
Nov. 7, 3:30 p.m., DNR officers arrested Franklin Moore, 47, and Stephanie Moore, 44, both of the 4100 block of East 850 South, Amboy, on a warrant for public intoxication.
Friday, 4:26 a.m., state police arrested Joshua D. Banks, 28, 600 block of West Foster Street, Kokomo, on a charge of domestic battery.
Friday, 4:31 p.m., deputies arrested Rian J. Davenport, 19, Converse, on a warrant for possession of paraphernalia.
Friday, 4:59 p.m., deputies arrested Bret A. Freeman, 44, 500 block of North Maple Street, Converse, on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
Friday, 5:47 p.m., deputies arrested Landie L. Davenport Jr., 48, 500 block of North Maple Street, Converse, on a warrant for possession of paraphernalia.
Friday, 6:30 p.m., deputies arrested Kylee J. Yancy, 19, 200 block of West Hanson Street, Converse, on a warrant for possession of paraphernalia.
Saturday, 1:34 a.m., state police arrested Stephanie R. Chumbley, 37, 300 block of South Yorick Street, Denver, on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Saturday, 7:04 p.m., deputies arrested Dawn E. Workman, 40, 100 block of 2nd Street, Peru, on a charge of theft.
Sunday, 3:11 a.m., state police arrested Blake Fivecoat, 27, 700 block of South Wabash Street, Kokomo, on a charge of operating while intoxicated refusal and driving while suspended with priors.