The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:02 pm

Man found dead at fuel station site

Jeff Wiehe | The Journal Gazette

Allen County police were investigating the death of a man found Wednesday at a natural gas fueling station under construction south of Fort Wayne.

The man, who police said was likely working at the CNG fueling station, has not been identified.

Officers and medics were called to the 2300 block of West Pleasant Center Road about 1:30 p.m. The man, found by workers for another company, was pronounced dead at the scene. A police spokesman said the death is under investigation and it is not clear what happened or how the man died.

Workers with NIPSCO were also called to the scene.

Van Wert driver’s window shattered

A projectile that was shot or hurtled at a passing truck caused the driver’s-side window to shatter in Van Wert, Ohio, on Wednesday.

The driver was not injured, and Van Wert police were quick to zero in on an unidentified "local subject" as the person to blame. They determined there was no immediate danger to the public.

Police were called just after 1 p.m. by the truck driver, who was northbound in the 100 block of South Washington Street.

He told officers his window had been struck and shattered.

The street was shut down for a time because of the investigation, police said.

While they did not identify a suspect, investigators said charges could be forthcoming.

Kosciusko suspect tracked to Iowa

An alias from the popular TV show failed. And when the man tried to run from police after they didn’t buy his name, that failed too.

Now, a Silver Lake man who is accused of failing to appear at a trial last week has been arrested in Davenport, Iowa, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.

Dustin Edward Owens is awaiting potential extradition to Indiana, the sheriff’s department said in a statement Wednesday.

Owens had been scheduled for trial in Kosciusko Superior Court on Dec. 15 but failed to appear. On Monday, police said officers received information that he might be in Iowa. Sheriff’s detectives worked with Davenport police detectives to provide a possible meeting location with Owens, the statement said.

When meeting with Davenport officers, Owens gave an alias used on the long-running CBS drama "Criminal Minds." Once confronted by detectives about the name, Owens attempted to flee but was arrested, police said.

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