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Fort Wayne police and court briefs

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:19 am

Man arrested after marijauna found in his undies

A Fort Wayne man faces a drug charge after police alleged he tried to hide drugs in his underwear during a traffic stop.

Tremaine Barnett Jr., 29, of the 5400 block of Winter Street, has been charged with a Class D felony for possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish, salvia, or a synthetic drug.

According to court documents, the charges stem from an incident that occurred at around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 when an FWPD officer reported seeing a car traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Winter Street.

The officer chased and pulled the car over. The officer noted the passenger in the back seat, identified as Barnett, allegedly shoved his hand down the front of what appeared to be his underwear and then pulled his hand out. The officer allegedly could see an abnormal bulge in the man's underwear and a strong odor of marijuana was in the car. The officer alleged that because of Barnett's erratic behavior, the officer placed him in handcuffs, and put him in the back of the squad car. A later search produced 53.8 grams of a green-leafy-material that tested positive for THC in the Barnett's underwear, according to court documents.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for driving with a suspended license.

Hicksville man wanted on theft and criminal recklessness charges

A Hicksville, Ohio, man is being sought after an Allen County, Ind., couple was robbed at gunpoint of medications and a shot was fired.

An arrest warrant was issued Monday in Allen Superior Court for William D, Ankney, 28, of 6600 block of Arrowsmith Road, for two Class C felonies of criminal recklessness and two Class D felonies of theft.

According to court documents, the charges stem from events on March 4. Around 10:17 p.m. Ankney is accused of entering the home of a couple he knew. Ankney allegedly picked up a semi- automatic gun from the coffee table, which belonged to one of the residents, and pointed it at the couple. He then allegedly picked up a bag of the man's medications, including his insulin, and started for the door. The man chased the intruder and the two struggled outside. Ankney allegedly held onto the gun, trying to shoot the man and in the process fired a round through a garage door occupied by another man. He also allegedly struck an attached garage occupied by three other people. Ankney then allegedly fled.

The residents reported the following were missing: the semi-automatic handgun, four vials of insulin, a bottle of Protonix, a bottle of Promethazine and a bottle of Regulan.

Unresponsive infant declared dead at scene

Police responded to a call in the 400 block of Edgewood of an infant not breathing at 3:35 a.m. Friday.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, the mother said she had gone to bed at around 9 p.m. with her 2-year-old daughter and 4-week old son. She awoke at around 3:30 a.m. and found her daughter lying on top of the infant. The woman told the police officer that her son was purple and not breathing. According to the report the officer performed CPR on the infant but the infant remained unresponsive. When medics arrived on the scene it was quickly determined the child was dead.