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Police and court briefs

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 7:54 am

Man sought on confinement, battery charges

Justin Cedrick Dawson, 20, of the 2700 block of Evans Street is wanted on charges of criminal confinement, a Class B felony, and Battery, a class C felony, in a warrant issued by Allen Superior Court.

According to court documents, the charges stem from events on Nov. 8 around 5:18 p.m. Dawson is believed to have arrived at the Coventry Court apartment complex to confront another man. Dawson got out of a silver four-door Oldsmobile and stood by as a lookout. Four other suspects allegedly chased the man down and began kicking and punching him.

Dawson, who was watching, restrained several witnesses from making contact with the man who was being beaten. The other alleged suspects walked the man back to the car and forcibly placed him in the rear passenger seat. Several other people tried to intervene, but then ran away from the car. The car left the scene with the beaten man in the backseat.

The man was held captive for three hours during which time he was beaten more further by the alleged suspects. Dawson also displayed a handgun, with which he is accused of pistol-whipping the man with after he refused to tell the attackers where his money was.

At this point another suspect took the man to Kettler Park near the intersection of Buell Drive and Paulding Road. The man then walked to a friend's apartment. His father, who notified the Fort Wayne Police of the incident, then picked him up. The man told police he was unconscious and had no memory of the battery at Pinegrove Lane while it was still light out and cam concuss when it was dark.

A warrant was issued for Dawson's arrest Monday in Allen Superior Court.

Man scares off burglar

A Fort Wayne man surprised a would-be burglar Friday afternoon in his living room.

According to a report from Fort Wayne Police, they responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. that came in as a home invasion. The resident told police he was upstairs in his home when he heard a crash in the living room. When he went downstairs to investigate he found a man standing in the living room holding a crow bar. When he saw the resident, the man fled out the open front door. The resident then called 911. Noting was taken.

Welders Services robbed Saturday

Welders Services in the 1700 block of Edsall Avenue was robbed Saturday morning.

According to a report from the Fort Wayne Police Department, around 11:13 a.m. Fort Wayne Police responded to an armed robbery call at the business. When police arrived on the scene they found a man sitting on the floor on the north side of the business near the front door. The man appeared to be dazed and had a large lump on his forehead. The man said two white males came into the business wearing masks, one was armed with a hand gun. The employee had been standing behind the counter at the cash register when the men entered. The man armed with the hand gun grabbed him by the back of the neck, and pulled him out from behind the register. He was thrown to the ground where he slammed his head.

He thinks he blacked out for a short time, when he came to he noticed one the shorter of the two men, who was unarmed, taking money out of the register, they exited out the front door. He noticed the man with the gun had a tattoo on the front of his neck.

Police said the two men in the robbery match the description of a couple of men in the area who had both been involved in recent thefts in the same area as the Saturday morning robbery. Police were unable to locate the possible suspects.