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

  • Victim of fatal DeKalb crash identified
    The DeKalb County sheriff's department has identified the victim of this morning's fatal crash on Interstate 69. Ihtsham Waseem, 27, of Richardson, Texas, died at the scene of the 2:51 a.m.
  • Woodlan High School teacher accused of sex with student
    A 29-year-old former teacher at Woodlan High School is charged with child seduction, accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student.According to court documents, Paige E.
  • Texas man dies in overnight I-69 crash
    A 27-year-old Richardson, Texas, man died early today in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 69 in DeKalb County, the county sheriff's department said.
Advertisement

Estranged wife stabbed multiple times, abducted

A Fort Wayne man has been arrested in Ohio and faces charges in Allen County in connection with an attack on his estranged wife in which she was stabbed and abducted on Easter Sunday, Fort Wayne police said Tuesday.

Police went to the woman’s apartment after getting a call that a woman had been stabbed and found blood by the front door and living room. Before going to the apartment, police listened to voicemails to the woman’s son, including one with screaming.

No one was in the apartment and the woman’s car was in the parking lot.

Officers attempted to track down her estranged husband, Tommy O. Townsend, and learned he had a relative in Piqua, Ohio.

On Tuesday, police issued an update on the case, saying that the woman had been stabbed multiple times and taken from her apartment to the uncle’s home in Piqua. Shortly afterward, Townsend, 45, attempted suicide by crashing his vehicle into a parked car, police said.

He was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in Ohio and Fort Wayne police detectives have requested an arrest warrant on several charges connected with the case, police said.

Police said the woman was admitted to an Ohio hospital in serious but stable condition.

Advertisement