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Allen County court briefs

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:01 am
A Fort Wayne driver has been charged in Allen Superior Court in a February fatal crash on Interstate 69. Adam J Hoot, 31, of the 6700 block of Hunters Glen Drive, has been charged with failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury or death, a Class C felony.

According to court documents, Hoot is alleged to have been operating an RV at 3:31 a.m. Feb. 24 on Interstate 69 northbound and was involved in a crash with a silver Chevy Equinox operated by Christopher G Frey, 33. The crash, which occurred around the 308.6 mile marker near the Goshen Road exit, caused the death of Frey, according to investigators. After the crash Hoot failed to stop and continued to exit I-69 and pulled into a parking lot on Coliseum Boulevard.

According to court documents at that time Hoot is alleged to have exited the vehicle and looked at the rear of his vehicle. Allegedly Hoot then drove his RV to Coldwater Road and parked it. Once on Coldwater, Hoot is alleged to have cleaned and rearranged the RV. Hoot then, along with other witnesses, drove his personal vehicle down Interstate 69 South and slowed down to look at the crash scene. The RV had been struck hard enough that the three passengers had been thrown from their seats. One female also required medical attention due to a back injury. Hoot was only given a written statement after the FWPD located the RV and the owner called him back to its location.

A warrant was issued for Hoot's arrest March 21 by the Allen County prosecutor's office.Chandra R. Coe, 40, of the 1600 block of High Street, has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture, a Class D felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony; and dumping controlled substance waste, a Class D felony.

The charges stem from events that took place March 18. According to court documents a tip from a landlord led the Fort Wayne Police Department to investigate an apartment for a possible methamphetamine lab. The landlord had complaints from other tenants about a chemical odor.

According to court documents FWPD officers noticed a pickup leave the residence and followed it. They allegedly saw Coe pull into an alley north of Spring Street and west of Kelly Street and dump something into the trash. After the truck pulled away they discovered an ammonia smell coming from the trash can. While they were standing there Coe approached and asked what they were doing. She agreed to be searched and a pipe with white residue was allegedly found in her purse. Coe was taken into custody.

A plastic one-pot meth cooker was found in the trash can, according to court documents. An extensive search of the residence found numerous items used for the manufacture of methamphetamine as well as instruments used to introduce narcotics in the human system.

Coe had a previous conviction for possession of paraphernalia April 21, 2003. Coe is being held in the Allen County Jail with not bail.


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