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Police and fire

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Man accused of firing at ex-girlfriend

A gun held to the side of a woman’s head.

Two gunshots into a car.

One into a house and one into the air.

Those are the more harrowing details of the arrest of a Fort Wayne man accused of trying to kidnap his ex-girlfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The drama unfolded Wednesday morning when a woman told police she took her daughter to school and arrived home when her ex-boyfriend, 48-year-old Michael M. Underwood, suddenly arrived in his car.

The woman told police Underwood wanted her to get in the car, but she refused.

That’s when Underwood got out of his car, grabbed the woman by her hair and put a gun to the side of her head. The woman broke free and ran to her home as Underwood fired a shot in the air, a probable cause affidavit said.

Underwood left but returned shortly thereafter and fired two more bullets into the woman’s car, police said.

He left again but returned once more, pointed the gun at the house and fired once, the affidavit said.

Underwood, of the 7600 block of Verona Drive, was arrested shortly thereafter on preliminary charges of kidnapping while armed with a deadly weapon, intimidation, carrying a handgun as a convicted felon, battery resulting in bodily injury and two counts of criminal recklessness.

He was being held in lieu of $45,750 bail.

cmeyers@jg.net

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