The Gary man who Portage Police suspect of being the shooter in what the PPD
is calling a murder-for-hire scheme surrendered himself on Wednesday to Gary
Dontaye Singletary, 20, turned himself in at the GPD around 5 p.m.
“It is believed that the continuous combined efforts of the Portage Police,
Gary Police, Indiana State Police, and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task
Force forced Mr. Singletary to turn himself in,” Portage PD said in a
statement released late on Wednesday. “Officers put in numerous hours of
investigation and surveillance, which showed Mr. Singletary the level of
commitment the officers had to bring him to justice for the heinous crime he
Singletary was to be held at the Porter County Jail on no bond, Portage PD
Singletary is accused of shooting Carl Griffith Sr. to death outside his
home in the 2700 block of Locust Street on Nov. 1.
Sheaurice D. Major, 42, of 5236 Mulberry Ave., Apt. B-3—the estranged wife
of Griffith’s employer, the owner of Affordable Towing—is accused of hiring
Singletary, for $200, to harm Griffith.
Singletary and Major are both charged with murder and conspiracy to commit