Convicted Indiana rapist said he skipped hearing because he feared prison
August 23, 2011
(CROWN POINT, Ind.) Johnny Lee Gibson, arrested the night before his sentencing, told Lake County Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., he skipped court last month because he was afraid of going to prison.
“I was scared. I’ve never been to jail. It’s hard for me to say goodbye to my family, hard to leave them,” said the 20-year-old East Chicago man.