Man barricaded in Fort Wayne house faces charges

Trumarkis C. Alexander (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

A man who refused to come out of a house for Fort Wayne Police on Saturday night faces felony charges, according to Fort Wayne Police.

Trumarkis C. Alexander, 27, of Fort Wayne faces charges of neglect of a dependent, a Level 3 felony; criminal recklessness, a Level 5 felony; and resisting law enforcement, an A misdemeanor.

According to Officer Mark A. Bieker, spokesman for the Fort Wayne Police Department, the following occurred:

Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit detectives and other investigators were near the 2800 block of Knode at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday to try to find Alexander on a warrant. Detectives found Alexander and identified themselves to him as police officers and he fled back into the home. Soon after police used a flash bang device to get him to surrender to investigators. Immediately after police heard a gunshot from inside the home that struck the home next door. No one was injured in the neighboring home.

The Emergency Services Team and the Crisis Response Team were paged at 9:37 p.m. They spoke with Alexander by phone and loud speakers, but he didn’t come out of the house. The Emergency Services Team began to move toward the home to deploy tear gas when Alexander came out and was taken into custody without incident at 11:34 p.m. He was then taken to police headquarters to be interviewed. He was later charged and taken to the Allen County Jail.

Several streets that had been closed around the home during the incident were reopened. No injuries reported during the incident, which remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.