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Allen County Police Find Four Pounds of Marijuana, Arrest Suspect After Foot Pursuit

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SUSPECT/ARRESTED:          Brandall Dontez Towns
                                                Fort Wayne, IN

CHARGES:                 Resisting Law Enforcement (Fleeing)    Bond O.R.

                                    Resisting Law Enforcement (Physical)  Bond $750.00

                                    Dealing Marijuana (Felony)                  Bond $50,000.00



WHEN:            January 11, 2008


DETAILS:     On Friday, January 11, 2008, at approximately 3:54 p.m., Sergeant R.S. Hatfield with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department observed a red, 2007 Kia Optima following a semi too closely.  Sgt. Hatfield pulled the vehicle over on Hadley Road after it exited onto SR 14.  When he approached the vehicle and obtained the driver’s identification he detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  Sgt Hatfield’s K-9 partner Dexter alerted on the vehicle confirming Sgt. Hatfield’s earlier suspicion that narcotics were present in the vehicle.  Allen County detectives arrived at the scene to assist Sgt. Hatfield.  When the suspect realized that the officers were going to search his vehicle he fled between the houses on foot.  While detectives apprehended the suspect, Sgt. Hatfield opened the trunk and discovered approximately 4 pounds of marijuana.  The detectives also recovered $1000.00 cash, along with the suspect’s identification card in a boat along the route that the suspect had taken while fleeing.

CONTACT:     Steve Stone
                        Public Information Officer