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.

Courts

  • 8-year sentence for jewelry thefts
    For six months she stole from the jewelry store where she worked, doctored receipts to make sure items she took looked as if they had been sold, and went to a pawn shop where she made quick cash.
  • Local diocese to appeal discrimination ruling
    The local Roman Catholic diocese will appeal a recent court ruling in a sex discrimination lawsuit. Last week, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
  • Local diocese to appealdiscrimination ruling
    The local Roman Catholic diocese will appeal a recent court ruling in a sex discrimination lawsuit.Last week, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr.
Advertisement

Trial set for man accused of firing at police

Spells

A man accused of firing a gun at a Fort Wayne police officer has been found competent to stand trial.

Allen County Superior Judge Fran Gull made the ruling Wednesday and scheduled an early June trial for Daniel Spells.

Spells, 33, of the 2100 block of Asquith Drive, is charged with attempted murder, carrying a handgun without a license, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and being a habitual offender.

Spells was charged in May after he allegedly pulled a handgun and fired several rounds at an officer at close range. The shots missed the officer, who was able to disarm Spells without drawing his own weapon, according to court documents.

Spells has a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for carrying a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement.

Advertisement