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Investigators’ court filings tell more about fatal stabbing Wednesday morning

When medics rushing the dying man to the hospital asked him whether he had stabbed himself, his answer was clear: “My old lady did it.” That’s part of investigators’ account of the death of Dexter Eckwood, 45, of the 4900 block of Northcrest Drive, contained in court documents filed to ...

Coroner identifies latest Fort Wayne homicide victim

The Allen County Coroner's Office has released the identity of a man found shot to death Thursday night in Fort Wayne while a second victim was listed in critical condition. The autopsy has been completed and notification has been made to the next of kin for Willie Alonzo Smith Sr., 47, of ...

1 dead, 1 critical after overnight shooting

One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting late Thursday night in the area of the 3300 block of Winter Street.At 11:54 p.m., Fort Wayne Police officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Winter to investigate a report of gunshots in the area. Officers began ...

Defiance, Ohio, police: Drugs, speed factors in crash

Investigators with the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol blame drugs and speed for a single-vehicle injury crash that occurred Wednesday evening 4 miles west of the city of Bryan. At around 7:17 p.m. a 1999 Honda Civic being driven by James Aaron Harrington, 26, of Martin, Mich., ...

Man charged in July shooting of woman at downtown Fort Wayne restaurant

A Fort Wayne man faces robbery and two other charges for allegedly shooting a fast-food restaurant employee July 25 while trying to rob her outside of the restaurant after it closed for the night. Christopher D. Moore, 25, of the 8600 block of Chesterfield Run, also was charged Wednesday in ...

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Fort Wayne man pleads guilty in three violent robbery cases

A Fort Wayne man is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 30 to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Allen Superior Court in three robbery cases that included beating a man in the head with a pistol and threatening five local female college students. Mang Z. Suan, 20, of the 4000 ...

Fort Wayne Police ask for help to find man linked to three sexual assaults

He sneaks into homes in the early morning hours to sexually assault women. It happened first in the 5200 block of Bowser Avenue in September 2015, Fort Wayne Police reported. It happened again in May of this year in the 4500 block of South Park Drive and again in August in the 5000 block of ...

Fort Wayne police investigating overnight stabbing death

Fort Wayne Police Department officers are investigating after a man was stabbed early Wednesday and later died at a local hospital. Police received a report of a stabbing about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment in the 4900 block of Northcrest Drive, a police report said. When officers ...

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Fort Wayne man arrested in Colorado internet child exploitation case

A collaborative investigation involving police agencies in Indiana and Colorado resulted in a Fort Wayne man being arrested Tuesday on a nationwide extradition arrest warrant for child exploitation charges. Corey S. Hall, 33, was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday at his job in Fort Wayne and was ...

Fort Wayne man sentenced to 46 years on attempted murder, other charges

Willie L. Amos, 40, of the 3100 block of McDonald Street, was sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison on attempted murder and other charges Tuesday for allegedly using his SUV to chase down a woman trying to flee him in her car and shooting her after both vehicles crashed. An Allen ...

Two men arrested for alleged ‘smash and grab’ liquor store theft

Fort Wayne Police Department officers arrested two men early Tuesday after they reportedly broke out the glass in the door to a local liquor store and took 22 bottles of expensive liquors. Suspects have made a series of similar "smash and grab" thefts recently, often hitting more than one ...

Kayla Sutphin and boyfriend Ted Popplewell were at home June 15 when her previous boyfriend, David Bahr, allegedly broke in and hit Popplewell over the head with a clothes iron several times even though a judge had issued a protective order against Bahr following a February domestic battery report at the same address. But because police couldn't locate Bahr to serve the order in person, it never legally took effect — causing Sutphin, Popplewell and their families to question the "system's" ability to protect them and others. (Photo by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel)
Kayla Sutphin and boyfriend Ted Popplewell were at home June 15 when her previous boyfriend, David Bahr, allegedly broke in and hit Popplewell over the head with a clothes iron several times even though a judge had issued a protective order against Bahr following a February domestic battery report at the same address. But because police couldn't locate Bahr to serve the order in person, it never legally took effect — causing Sutphin, Popplewell and their families to question the "system's" ability to protect them and others. (Photo by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel)

Victims ask: Why does ‘justice’ system allow us to live in fear?

When the News-Sentinel reported a June break-in on Oakdale Drive, it blandly stated "no motive was given" as to why David Bahr would repeatedly hit another man over the head with a four-pound clothes iron with enough force to break the appliance and send his bloodied victim to the ...

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Fort Wayne Police make arrest in reported stabbing

A Fort Wayne man faces two preliminary charges after allegedly stabbing another man at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Hallmark Inn, 3703 Washington Blvd. Malcolm D. Robinson, of the 1100 block of West Washington Boulevard, was charged Monday in Allen Superior Court with battery with a deadly ...

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