Arrest made in connection with Jan.12 shooting in Michigan City



Darryl A. Fields, Jr.

A 35-year-old Michigan City resident was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with a Jan. 12, 2020 shooting that injured two people.

Michigan City Police Department announced that the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), a multi-agency warrant service team comprised of officers from the MCPD, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, Porter County, Sheriff’s Office, and United States Marshals Service, arrested Darryl A. Fields, Jr. at his residence in the 200 block of Detroit Street on an active warrant.

The warrant stemmed from a shooting near the intersection of DeWolfe and Franklin Streets, which was investigated by Detective/Sergeant Royce Williams of the MCPD Investigative Division.

Fields was arrested on charges of:
• Attempted Murder Level 1-Felony
• Two Counts of Aggravated Battery Level 3-Felony
• Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon Level 4-Felony
• Criminal Recklessness as a Level 5-Felony
• Two Counts of Battery with a Deadly Weapon Level 5-Felony
• Criminal Mischief B-Misdemeanor

He is currently being held at the La Porte County Jail on a $100,00 cash only bond. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28 in Superior Court 1.

“I commend the hard work and persistence of Detective/Sergeant Royce Williams for continuing to follow up on every lead in this investigation to bring the case to a successful closure. MCPD will use any resources available to us to assure that those that commit violent acts in our community are investigated and arrested to keep the citizens of Michigan City safe,” said Chief Dion Campbell.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the MCPD Investigative Division by calling 219-874-3221. “We would also like to remind the public that you can contact us via Facebook Messenger, through our crime tip hotline number of 219-873-1488, or you can also call the WeTip Hotline for General Crime (800) 78-CRIME and possibly receive a reward upon an arrest and conviction. All WeTip call information is sent directly to the LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. You can always request to remain anonymous,” police said.

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until
proven guilty in a court of law.

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