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Man Arrested Along I-69 in Allen County after Abducting Three Children from Detroit, Michigan at Gun Point.

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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

 

 

 

 

Man Arrested Along I-69 in Allen County after Abducting Three Children from Detroit, Michigan at Gun Point.

 

 

 

SUSPECT/ARRESTED:          Anthony Adams

                                                M/B/38

                                                Cheekawaga, NY

                                   

 

DETAILS:     On Monday, June 15, 2009, at approximately 4:45 a.m., Allen County          Dispatch received a call that a man had abducted three children while armed with a handgun from Detroit, Michigan. The vehicle was located at the 93 mile marker of I-69 using the vehicle’s On-Star GPS locator.  Allen County Officer Victor Hopkins spotted the black Chevrolet Cobalt with New York license plates near the 102 mile marker and radioed other officers that he was following the vehicle.  Allen County Police Officer David Butler, along with several FWPD officers, were sitting at the 105 mile marker waiting for the suspect to drive by.  Officer Butler activated his vehicle’s emergency equipment and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.  The vehicle’s driver refused to stop and a FWPD officer deployed stop-sticks (tire deflation devises) at the 107 mile marker.  The vehicle ran over the stop-sticks and continued on for approximately 1 mile. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident and the three children were placed in the care of Child Protective Services. 

 

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954