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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Timing was terrible on guns at work bill"

Updaitng this ILB entry from March 8th, Bob Kasarda reported in the March 10th NWI Times:

VALPARAISO | Bond was set Tuesday at $200,000 cash and $200,000 surety for the Portage man accused of attempting to kill a supervisor Friday when he opened fire at an Indiana Department of Workforce Development office.

In setting the large bond amount, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said of Edgar Tillery, "The defendant poses a significant danger to the community."

Harper ordered that if 60-year-old Tillery is released on bond, he is to avoid contact with any employee of the Department of Workforce Development, which is the agency that administers the state's employment and training programs and unemployment insurance system. He was further ordered to stay a minimum of a quarter-mile away from any Workforce Development office. * * *

Police believe Tillery was attempting to kill office manager Jennifer Chappell when he opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun Friday after receiving an unfavorable job review at the office, 6224 Central Ave. in Portage.

No one was injured. Tillery reportedly told police the shotgun shells malfunctioned, stopping his rampage.

Police said they found wadding from a shotgun shell in the frame of the front door and the glass was shattered. They also found two unspent shells near the front door and another near the rear door where his co-workers had fled.

Police said they found two boxes of loaded 12-gauge shotgun shells inside Tillery's car parked outside the office.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 11, 2010 09:55 AM
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