Man who led police on chase urged officers to shoot him

Timothy Jones
Mug shot of Timothy Jones provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Police reports filed in connection with Monday’s chase involving a man wanted for domestic battery reveal details of what led to his arrest.

After interviewing witnesses, police determined that Timothy Jones had been involved in multiple hit-skip incidents with his vehicle prior to the afternoon chase.

Jones’ 17-year-old step-daughter told police that while at school she had gotten multiple phone calls and text messages that something was wrong at home.

A short time later he showed up at school in her mother’s car.  The two left and the step-daughter pleaded with Jones to let her drive because she thought he was drunk.

While in the car, Jones started laughing and began driving on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic.  After a near head-on collision, Jones struck a car and shortly after the step-daughter was able to get out of the car.

She then called home and heard her mother telling someone to “get off of me.”  That’s when she realized Jones had gone to the apartment.  The step-daughter called 911 and police were dispatched to the apartment complex located on Ardmore Avenue just south of West Jefferson.

An officer pulling into the complex saw Jones driving out and became suspicious when he failed to stop before pulling onto the southbound lanes of Ardmore.

Police on the scene at Ardmore Avenue and Nuttman Avenue.
Police on the scene at Ardmore Avenue and Nuttman Avenue.

That’s when the chase began with multiple Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Sheriff’s Department units involved.

Jones pulled into the Fort Wayne Sports Club on the west side of Ardmore and an officer was able to flatten two of his tires with stop sticks.

Jones then exited the club and headed south again where he crashed into a tree near Nuttman Avenue.

Officers repeatedly asked Jones to exit his vehicle, but he ignored their commands and yelled at them to shoot him.

That’s when an officer was able to shoot him with a non-lethal bean bag round.  Officers then approached his car and shot him with a Taser in order to take him into custody.

Jones had previous domestic battery convictions and had been banned from the property of the apartment complex.

He’s facing multiple charges including criminal confinement, domestic battery, resisting law enforcement and endangering the life or health of a dependent.




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