You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to 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

  • Bluffton ADís recovery ongoing
    The athletic director at Bluffton High School continues his recovery after he suffered a serious head injury in the school’s parking lot.
  • Self-proclaimed spice-dealing leader sought
    Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who proclaimed himself the highest-level synthetic marijuana dealer in New Haven and the second-most important dealer of the drug in Fort Wayne.Brandon K.
  • Arrest made, charges filed in womanís beating death
    A little more than a week after she was found dead in her mobile home on Fort Wayne’s northwest side, police believe they have the man responsible for the beating death of Diane Woods.

Standoff suspect not found when police enter house

Fort Wayne police spent nearly seven hours trying to resolve a domestic battery case in which the suspect was believed barricaded inside his residence.

But when they entered into the house shortly before before 3 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect was nowhere to be found, according to a report from city police.

The investigation began shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday when the victim said the battery had occurred at the suspect’s residence in the 1600 block of Cass Street. The victim was at another address when she made the report. Officers were unable to make contact with the suspect at his residence.

Police later received information the suspect was possibly barricaded inside his residence. The Emergency Service Team and the Crisis Response Team were called about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

CRT members made repeated attempts to communicate with the suspect, police said. Emergency Services Team members attempted to order the suspect from the house using a loud speaker.

When they didn’t get a response, EST officers entered the residence about 3 a.m., the report said.

The case remains under investigation.