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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                    November 8, 2007

 

WHAT:            Convicted Child Molester Jumps From 3rd Floor Courthouse Balcony

 

SUSPECT:       Cicero Joseph Offerle

                        M/30

                        Fort Wayne

 

 

 

DETAILS:     Officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Civil Division, were escorting Cicero J. Offerle, to the Allen County Lock-Up after his conviction for one count of Child Molestation when Mr. Offerle ran from the officers and jumped over the third floor courthouse balcony.  Mr. Offerle landed on the second floor balcony where he struck his head.  Mr. Offerle was transported to a local Hospital in critical condition. The Child Molestation conviction is a class C-felony.  Mr. Offerle was free on bond prior to today’s trial. He was remanded into custody by the judge after his conviction.   

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954