CROWN POINT — Highland police arrested a woman on drug and auto theft charges Friday, one day after she was accused of shooting her boyfriend in the arm in Gary, court records show.
Krystina M. Mancilla, 33, of Gary, repeatedly told police, “I have a lot of drugs in here,” when they stopped the red Toyota Corolla she was driving about 10:15 a.m. Friday on northbound Cline Avenue in Highland, court documents state.
Police saw several bags in the car that contained about 33 grams of suspected methamphetamine, about 28 grams of suspected Ecstasy, about 3.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine, several different types of prescription medication and about 23 grams of suspected marijuana, Lake Criminal Court records state.
When Gary police were dispatched Thursday, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his arm and a woman, records state. The woman initially told police she had just arrived and didn’t know what happened.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he told police he’d been shot by Mancilla, according to court documents.
The woman found at the crime scene subsequently told police she arrived at the house and Mancilla answered the door, records state.
Mancilla allegedly said, “He’s gonna go today,” and walked back into the house. The witness heard a gunshot, and Mancilla walked back out of the house and left in the witness’s rental car without the witness’s permission, records state.
Police recovered a spent bullet casing from inside the home, records state.
During her initial hearing Monday, a magistrate entered not guilty pleas on Mancilla’s behalf to three felony battery counts and one count of auto theft.
Mancilla has not yet made an initial appearance on six felony counts filed in connection with her arrest in Highland.