You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.
Advertisement

Child molested at Pokagon; suspect charged

Elleneberger

A northeast Indiana man was released on bond Monday after being accused of molesting a 4-year-old this weekend at the Potawatomi Inn.

Deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff's Department were called to Pokagon State Park on Lake James shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday to find that adults were holding a suspect in the case.

David John Elleneberger, 25, of Mentone, has been charged with child molestation, according to a statement issued by Sheriff Tim Troyer.

An initial investigation indicates the child was approached while inside a restroom near the indoor swimming pool, the statement said.

The sheriff's department said that Elleneberger later confessed during formal interviews.

Elleneberger was arraigned in magistrate court at 1 p.m. Monday and bond was set at $100,000, the sheriff's statement said. He was released from custody about 2:15 p.m. after posting bond.

According to the statement, the 4-year-old was from another state, vacationing with family and did not know the suspect.

The investigation has been turned over to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division and the Steuben County Prosecutor's Office.

Advertisement