A Fort Wayne woman said she and her two children were restrained by her partner from leaving a car during a high-speed pursuit conducted by Fort Wayne Police on June 5.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Clinton M. Garrett, 35, of the 1900 block of Kentucky Ave, allegedly ran a stop sign at Reidmiller Avenue at a high rate of speed.
A Fort Wayne Police Department officer began to pursue the vehicle Garrett was allegedly driving, but the vehicle sped up, court documents allege. The officer was in active pursuit for several minutes before the car finally stopped at abandoned Taylor University campus, 900 W. Rudisill Blvd.
The woman told police that she tried to exit the vehicle several times during the pursuit, but Garrett allegedly would then increase the speed of the vehicle, grabbing the woman by the neck to keep her from getting out.
Garrett is charged with Class D felony resisting law enforcement, Class D felony criminal confinement, Class D felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and Class A misdemeanor battery.