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Allen County Sheriff's Department
Jeremy D. Washington

Suspect charged in fatal crash, shooting

FORT WAYNE -- Formal charges were filed Thursday against a New Haven man accused of shooting a man and then causing a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl.

Jeremy D. Washington, 35, was formally charged Thursday with three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated battery, one count of reckless homicide, one count driving while intoxicated causing death and one count DWI causing serious bodily injury.

According to court documents, Washington got into an argument at the Corner Pocket Pub, a pool hall at 3215 St. Joe Center Road. Shortly afterward, Chad Jackson of Wolcottville was shot in the neck and seriously injured.

Washington took off at a high rate of speed, according to court documents.

He made it about 3 miles down the road and then went through a red light shortly after midnight, smashing his 2011 Infinity into the side door of a 2004 Toyota driven by 17-year-old Haley Nellum. She was a sophomore at Bishop Dwenger High School.

According to court documents, Washington's blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent when he was examined at the hospital, nearly two times Indiana's legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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