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Wednesday, January 04, 2017 10:02 pm

Drugs, gun found in car after crash

Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette

A report of a hit-and-run accident at the turn of the new year led to a discovery of guns and drugs.

Police were called on a hit-and-run at an unidentified address shortly after midnight Saturday. When a police officer arrived, a resident warned the officer there was an empty gun holster in the car involved in the crash. The officer also saw the empty holster on the passenger seat, according to court documents.

Charles McCreary, 25, of the 3900 block of Fleming Avenue, then appeared at the scene, court documents said. McCreary told the officer he was a passenger in the car, which belonged to his father. The driver was a female, something that witnesses corroborated. McCreary said no one else was in the car, according to court documents.

A search of the car turned up a tan book bag in the rear seat containing men’s clothing, an ID card and letter with McCreary’s name on it, and a loaded .40-caliber magazine, court documents said.

There was also a prescription pill bottle with the label peeled off and a white residue that field-tested positive for cocaine, along with a black pocket scale that had white residue.

The officer also found a loaded Smith & Wesson .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun under the passenger seat. The gun’s magazine matched the one found in the bag, court documents said.

As of Tuesday, McCreary faced charges of possession of a handgun without a license, with a prior felony conviction in April 2014, and possession of cocaine.

McCreary is in the Allen County lockup. Bond is $12,500.

Man accused of threats with gun

A Fort Wayne man accused of holding a gun to another person’s head is in jail, charged with robbery and residential breaking and entering.

Aristotle OJ Soil, 18, of the 4400 block of South Park Drive, showed up at the victim’s home Saturday morning looking for another man. He left, then returned around 9 a.m. with a dark-colored handgun – possibly a semiautomatic pistol – and knocked the victim’s cellphone to the ground, dislodging the battery, according to court documents.

Soil allegedly placed the handgun against the victim’s right temple, demanding to know the whereabouts of someone else and threatening to shoot the victim.

Soil then fled the home from the rear door just as police arrived, leaving shoe smudges on the white rear door and a broken wood door frame. He took the victim’s cellphone with him while aiming the handgun at him, court documents said.

Officers chased Soil on foot but lost him. However, the victim was able to identify Soil because he said he knew him from the neighborhood.

Court documents did not specify when Soil was arrested. His bail is $12,500.

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