Suspect surrenders in Oliver Street standoff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A police standoff in the 4000 block of Oliver Street ended around 7:45 p.m. Sunday after lasting for more than three hours.  A man now faces felony domestic battery and strangulation charges and more charges could be filed.

Mug shot of Joshua Logue courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department.
Mug shot of Joshua Logue courtesy the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers were first called to a disturbance at 4005 Oliver Street at 4:24 p.m. Police told NewsChannel 15 that when the first officers arrived at the scene, three adults left the house, but Joshua Logue, 24, was armed with a gun and was still inside. Officers tried to make contact with him by using a loud speaker and ordered him to come out of the house. When he refused to comply with police commands, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and the Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to the scene around 4:57 p.m.

Police have the armored vehicle out at the standoff.
Police have the armored vehicle out at the standoff.

A department spokesman said it appears everything started with a physical altercation between Logue and a woman inside the home. A second man, a roommate, came out to try to break up the fight when Logue pulled out a gun, police said. The woman and the second man got out of the house safely. Police had said a third person also came out of the house when officers had first arrived.

CRT officers were able to make contact with Logue via phone and got him to agree to a surrender plan. Around 7:43 p.m., he came out of the house peacefully and EST members detained him without incident.  No one was hurt in the standoff. The EST members checked the rest of the house and no one else was inside.

standoff alleyPolice had several side streets blocked off  during the standoff. Everything was back open by 8:05 p.m. Nearby neighbors were also evacuated from their homes for their own safety during the standoff.

Logue was taken to the Detective Bureau to be interviewed. He’s currently charged with Felony Domestic Battery and Strangulation. Police and prosecutors will determine if any other charges should be filed.

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