You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to 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

  • One in critical condition after fire on city's north side
     One person is in critical condition after a fire in an apartment at 5353 Woodshire Drive near the intersection of St. Joe and St.
  • Police find missing Fort Wayne teen
    15-year-old Felicity Davis was found Sunday morning at a home on the northeast side of Fort Wayne and is safe, Fort Wayne Public Information Officer John Chambers said.  She has been reunited with her family.
  • 2 armed men rob New Haven car lot
    A New Haven used car lot was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning.About 11:40 a.m. two men wearing ski masks entered Bill’s Used Cars at 4807 New Haven Ave.
Allen County Sheriff's Department
Tahj R. Thomas

New charges for Craigslist suspect

A Fort Wayne man already facing three robbery charges in local holdups related to online classified ads now faces an additional preliminary robbery charge as part of the investigation into the first three robberies.

The newest charge against Tahj R. Thomas, 18, of the 5400 block of Gaywood Drive, is linked to a robbery in mid-May in which he is accused of robbing someone who responded to a Craigslist ad to buy a video game console, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The victim had flagged down a police officer near Candlelite Apartments to say he was just robbed at gunpoint.

The man told police he arrived at the apartment complex to buy an Xbox and was met by Thomas, who told the victim to come to the rear of the apartment building, put a gun to his forehead and robbed him of his money, watch and phone, the report said.

Police then arranged a meeting with Thomas under the guise of buying an Xbox and arrested him when they met to conduct the sale, according to the affidavit.

Thomas told police he robbed the previous victim and that he had intended to rob whoever showed up to buy the video game system the night he was arrested.

Thomas was held without bail.