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Man charged with robbery, criminal confinement of grandmother, husband

Shane A. Ake
Shane A. Ake
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Monday, March 13, 2017 01:24 pm
A Fort Wayne man faces criminal charges for the second time in a week — this time for the alleged robbery of a debit card from his grandmother's husband and their criminal confinement, according to court documents. Shane A. Ake, 26, of the 6600 block of Baer Road, was charged Monday in Allen Superior Court with robbery, a Level 3 felony; criminal confinement, Level 5 and Level 6 felonies; domestic battery, a Level 6 felony; and a misdemeanor count of interference with reporting a crime.

Fort Wayne Police were dispatched March 3 to the VA Hospital, where a victim was being treated for a bruised and sprained wrist, bloody cuts on his arms, and pain in his hips, wrist and neck.

The man said his wife's grandson, Ake, came into their bedroom earlier that day allegedly demanding his debit card, according to a probable-cause affidavit. When the victim said no, Ake allegedly threw him to the floor four or five times and injured his wrist. 

Ake allegedly stood in the doorway, preventing both his grandmother and the victim, her husband, from leaving by pushing his grandmother to the bed. Eventually, the man gave Ake the debit card and car keys because he told police it would only get worse. Ake allegedly pulled out the power cord to the cordless phone out of the wall so they couldn't call anyone.

Ake also was charged last week with domestic battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness for a Feb. 27 incident in which the victim was retrieving her wallet from the street at Dalevue Drive and Baer Road, when Ake allegedly drove his vehicle into hers, causing her vehicle to flip over and then tried to break the windows to get to the woman who was still inside. Ake fled the scene after he heard the sirens of the emergency vehicles.

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