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3 men charged in Sunday burglary attempt at Trinity Episcopal Church

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Three men were foiled in a burglary attempt at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, according to court documents.

A probable cause affidavit said Antonio Edwards, 21, homeless, and Akeem A. Muhammad, 6329 Alvarez Drive, are believed to have broken a window and entered Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W. Berry St. While inside, they gathered several electronic items, placed them in a trash can and transported the can to a north side window, the affidavit said.

According to the affidavit, they then opened the window, but Fort Wayne police had the building surrounded.The two men reportedly fled on foot, leaving the items in the trash can. Another subject, Demetrius T. Eldridge, 3128 Sundale Drive, waited in the getaway car in a parking lot across the street; the affidavit said he was acting as a lookout while the two men were in the church.

Police apprehended all three men. All three made preliminary appearances in court Monday. Muhammad and Edwards are charged with burglary – break and enter structure used for religious worship, a class B felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. Eldridge is being held for burglary – break and enter structure used for religious worship, a class B felony.