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Traffic stop in Porter County leads to gun charges and arrest of multiple warrant suspect
Portage, Porter County– On Saturday, July 29, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Trooper Justin Hansen of the Indiana State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an improper headlight. The traffic stop took place on U.S. 12 at the Porter/Lake County Line. While speaking with the driver, Trooper Hansen requested the driver’s identification but he did not have any with him. The subject told the Trooper a name and date of birth; however a computer check of this information proved to not be who he stated. Trooper Hansen again requested the subject’s name and date of birth to which he stated a different name and date of birth and again the physical descriptors didn’t match the subject. The subject then gave a third name and date of birth of Diondray Gill, 27, of Gary, Indiana. Mr. Gill admitted to having multiple warrants and that he did not have a valid driver’s license. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Taurus .22LR handgun under the driver’s seat.. Gill stated that he had the weapon for his personal protection. Gill was booked on preliminary charges of Identity Deception level 6 felony, False Informing A-misdemeanor, Operator Never Licensed C-Misdemeanor, and Handgun No License A-Misdemeanor. Gill also had three outstanding warrants, one being for Kidnapping/criminal confinement with a nationwide extradition, and two local warrants from the Gary Police Department. Gill was transported and remanded to the Porter County Jail without incident. A female passenger was released from the scene without any charges.
Press release from Indiana State Police.