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Officer hears threatening call

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A police officer working a domestic violence case got an earful Monday from the Fort Wayne man accused of threatening and battering the woman, according to court documents.

Joshua T. Parrish, 19, called the woman as she was telling the officer about an incident involving physical violence that afternoon. The woman put the call on speakerphone, allowing the officer to hear Parrish threaten to hurt and kill the woman, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Parrish, of the 4200 block of Lillie Street, faces charges of criminal confinement, criminal recklessness, intimidation, strangulation, domestic battery and criminal conversion.

Threat, attack net felony charges

A Fort Wayne man is charged with three felonies after police say he threatened to kill his girlfriend and hit her with a handgun Saturday.

The woman told police Savon Outlaw, 25, had the gun when he woke her up and started insulting her, according to court documents. He struck her under the chin with the weapon and told her he would kill her, a probable cause affidavit alleges. 

Outlaw is charged with domestic battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Domestic battery, the most serious charge, is punishable by up to six years in prison. 

'18 shooting trial moved to May

The trial of a man charged in a 2018 shooting will begin in May, a judge ruled Tuesday. 

Deon M. Sanders, 34, is charged with aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon and carrying a handgun without a license in the July 29, 2018, attack that left a man badly injured. His trial had been scheduled Tuesday, but it was pushed to May 12 to allow for another trial in a separate case to be held. 

James Bartley III told police he was riding a hoverboard in the 800 block of Hamilton Avenue when he saw Sanders. Sanders told Bartley, “This is my block,” according to court documents, and fired at least one shot. 

Sanders also hit the man several times in the head with the gun, investigators said. 

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