LaPorte Man Faces Multiple Felonies After Run-In With Neighbors


A LaPorte man police say threatened to stab and kill his neighbors with a knife and a barbecue fork faces multiple felony charges following the Tuesday afternoon incident. It happened around 4:30 in the 600 block of Tipton Street. Neighbors told the police they heard Mark Roberts, Jr., 26, arguing with his girlfriend inside their residence and saw him grab and slap her. The neighbor yelled at him to stop, and says Roberts barged into his apartment to confront him. A scuffle ensued, and the witness told the police he punched Roberts in the face. Roberts got up and went back to his apartment. He came out a few minutes later armed with the knife and fork and reportedly threatened to kill the witnesses, who told him the police had been called. They told him the police had been called, and he returned to his apartment. Roberts was sitting outside when the police arrived. He was arrested on charges of residential entry, intimidation and criminal recklessness. Roberts’ girlfriend told the police they argued but said he did not strike her.