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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 am


Coroner IDs victim in fatal crash as man, 36

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A 36-year-old Fort Wayne man was identified as the victim of a Monday afternoon crash at Coldwater and Ludwig roads, the Allen County coroner's office said Tuesday.

Richard Scott Sarazen was involved in the crash about 3:30 p.m. Monday, the coroner's office said in a statement. He was removed from his vehicle and taken to a hospital, where death was pronounced a short time later.

Sarazen died accidentally from blunt force injuries because of a motor vehicle crash, and his death is the fourth from motor vehicle crashes in Allen County during 2022, the statement said.

The crash remains under investigation by Fort Wayne police, the coroner's office and the county prosecutor's office.

4 gas station heists bring 21 years

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday.

Brendan Collicott, 27, was sentenced  by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady to 252 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Collicott was also ordered to pay $400 in restitution, a news release said.

According to documents in the case, during the evening of Jan. 21, 2018, and into the early morning Jan. 22, 2018, Collicott robbed four Fort Wayne gas stations while armed with a firearm. For at least some of the robberies, Collicott was accompanied by another male. Collicott did not get more than a few hundred dollars at any of the gas stations. At the time of his apprehension, law enforcement recovered the loaded firearm used in the robberies, the release said.

U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said the case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives with assistance from Fort Wayne police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery. 

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