(1-26-19)-A Fort Wayne man Christopher B. Davis (46) was arrested last evening on multiple charges after he led police on a seven mile pursuit which ended in northern Allen County (Ind).
According to Indiana State Police Trooper James Bailey, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers in DeKalb County were responding to a call of a man threatening a woman in the 1600 block of South Wayne Street in Auburn. As Bailey was driving to the residence, he saw a blue 1997 Oldsmobile traveling eastbound on County Road 56 at a high rate of speed as it was approaching County Road 427. He also overheard radio traffic indicating the Oldsmobile was being driven by the man making the threats.
Bailey activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to get Davis to stop. Davis refused to stop and continued to drive southbound on County Road 427 at high rates of speed. As Davis continued south into Allen County on Tonkel Road, he swerved to avoid stop sticks which had been placed by Trooper Brent Lemberg. As a result, Davis struck the rear of a 1999 Mercury van at the intersection with Hursh Road, causing some damage but no injuries to anyone in either vehicle.
Davis continued for approximately one-quarter of a mile before stopping his vehicle, at which point, he was taken into custody and incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
- Stalking, Level 5 Felony
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle, Level 6 Felony
- Intimidation, Level 6 Felony
- Criminal Recklessness, Class B Misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, Class A Misdemeanor
Bailey was assisted by the Auburn Police Department.