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Two Burns Harbor men charged with battery, intimidation, public intox in disturbance

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Two Burns Harbor residents were arrested Thursday on multiple charges after Burns Harbor Police said that they attacked a neighbor couple and threatened them.

According to police, at 11:52 p.m. officers from the Burns Harbor, Porter, Ogden Dunes, and Portage police departments were dispatched to the residence of Alan L. Stone, 24, and Jonathan P. Stone, 22, at 307 Maple Lane, in response to a report of a physical disturbance involving a handgun.

Officers quickly made contact with a husband and wife who advised that both Stones attacked them after the husband had confronted them in their vehicle, as one of the Stones, driving the vehicle, attempted to accelerate and push an unoccupied vehicle from its parking spot.

The husband advised that both Jonathan and Alan Stone hit him with closed fists, that Alan grabbed him by the throat and tried to choke him, that Jonathan Stone hit his wife and threw her to the ground when she intervened, and that Alan Stone then left the scene after stating "that he was going to get his gun" from his home, police said.

The wife advised that Jonathan Stone struck her in the face with a closed fist, "body-slammed" her to the ground, then tried to kick her while she was down, police said.

The wife also advised that, as Alan Stones mother followed him out of the house yelling "No," Alan pointed a handgun at them and screamed "I will kill all of these (expletives)," police said.

Officers "attempted to speak to Alan and Jonathan and both were non-compliant and only said that they were attacked," police said.

While en route to the Porter County Jail, Jonathan "made several comments that he was going to be back to kick their (expletives) when he gets out of jail," police said.

Alan Stone was charged with battery, possession of an unpermitted handgun, intimidation with a weapon, public intoxication, strangulation, and criminal recklessness with a handgun, police said.

Jonathan Stone was charged with battery, intimidation, and public intoxication, police said.

A .22 caliber pistol was taken into evidence, police said.




Posted 6/28/2012