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Police: Gary man intentionally drove into police car

A northwest Indiana man has been charged with intentionally driving a stolen vehicle into a marked Gary police car earlier this week.

Everett B. Palmer, 41, was charged Tuesday with battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery against a public safety official, two felony counts of resisting law enforcement, and auto theft, according to Gary police.

Palmer is accused of stealing a vehicle to evade police Sunday and intentionally crashing into a marked squad car on two separate occasions, police said. The Gary resident was eventually taken into custody on 61st Avenue just west of I-65.