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.

Police and fire

  • ‘I gotta feed my babies’ armed robber tells clerk
    An early morning robber threatened to shoot a Lassus Handy Dandy clerk, saying “I gotta feed my babies,” according to a statement issued by the Warsaw Police Department.
  • Longtime 911 worker named call center top exec
    William Bassett will take the helm as the new executive director for the joint Fort Wayne-Allen County 911 call center, after members of the Consolidated Communications Partnership unanimously approved the appointment
  • Longer sentence sought in shooting
    Prosecutors will seek more prison time for a man accused of killing a local tobacco shop owner because a gun was used in the crime.In addition to formal charges of murder, felony murder and robbery against Jamel C.
Advertisement

Ecstasy found in man’s underwear

A man who was arrested in a drug raid on West Packard Avenue just before Christmas was rearrested Friday after he failed to appear in court on the original charges and was charged with another crime after police said they found Ecstasy on him.

Travon Demetreius Russell, 22, was originally charged Dec. 23 with maintaining a common nuisance, dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana after a raid at 336 1/2 W. Packard Ave. revealed a large quantity of marijuana and several handguns. Warrants were later issued for Russell when he didn’t show up in court, police said.

While checking out addresses where Russell was known to stay, one officer spotted Russell driving on Third Street. Another officer stopped Russell’s car in the 300 block of West Superior Street at 7:11 p.m. Friday. Police found about half an ounce of MDMA, also known as moly or Ecstasy, in his underwear.

Advertisement