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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:00 am


6 arrested during gang unit raid

Journal Gazette

Four men and two boys were arrested Monday night after Fort Wayne officers raided a dilapidated house at 2805 S. Lafayette St., police said Tuesday.

Members of the police department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit converged on the house about 9 p.m., following up on complaints of gunfire, intimidation, gang and drug activity at the home, they said.

Officers said they found an assault rifle, pistol, magazines for various handguns, ammunition, marijuana, other controlled substances and related drug paraphernalia.

Coreiontae Gentry-Shelton, 19, was charged with felony possession of a narcotic drug and misdemeanor marijuana possession. Zaetarvis Hogue, 22, was also charged with felony possession of a narcotic drug. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, visiting a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.

Two men, ages 19 and 21, and the two juveniles were all charged with misdemeanor visiting a common nuisance.

City officials condemned the house, and the investigation continues.

Man accused of robbery, beating

An accused robber punched his victim in the head, knocking him to the ground and then stomped on him three times, beating him into unconsciousness Saturday, court records said.

Eddrell Duane Scott, 32, of the 6500 block of Bristol Road, attacked the man behind a home in the 4400 block of South Monroe at 5:25 p.m. He left his victim bruised, with swelling, pain and bleeding to his face. Scott took the man's wallet, which contained $120 in cash plus identification, a Social Security card and credit cards, court records said.

Scott was later found unconscious in a vehicle, court documents said. A witness identified Scott as the robber.

Scott was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, but he also has bail of $10,750 for January charges for robbery and resisting law enforcement, a jail spokesman said.

He was charged Monday with robbery resulting in bodily injury and is set to appear in court Thursday.