FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The woman who Fort Wayne police arrested at a Fort Wayne IHOP early Sunday morning was arrested Thursday afternoon for failing to show up in court earlier in the day. Shana Hancock has since posted bond and she has also issued an apology on Facebook. A cell phone video captured an altercation she had with a Fort Wayne Police Department officer which resulted in her being arrested to face a felony charge of battery against a public safety officer, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, public intoxication, and criminal mischief.
According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Steve Stone, Shana Hancock was arrested when officers served a warrant at her home. Stone said she bonded out of jail around 9 p.m.
At 12:40 p.m. on Thursday she issued posted the following comment on Facebook:
Well my darlings I just wanted to say how sorry I am for acting out the way I did the other night. I am completely humiliated and sickened by my actions. I am so sorry to the officer for screaming at him like that. I am also very sorry that my actions have now involved everyone around me, my community, my employers, my friends and my family. I love you all so much and I am truely sorry. Thank you for all of the love and support you have all shown me. I will do everything I can to turn this around. Blessed be
After the video surfaced on the Internet, Fort Wayne Police Chief Gary Hamilton said, “The officer acted accordingly, he did his job and he did it well.”
The officer in the video, Stephen Ealing, told NewsChannel 15 that he was glad someone recorded the exchange on their cell phone.
…Without him filming me, then it would just be my side of the story versus everyone else’s side of the story. They weren’t doing anything to help the situation, so I thank him for videotaping that for me. It saves me a lot of work.
Hancock’s initial hearing is scheduled for Monday. Friday afternoon she told NewsChannel 15 that she was not on the run, never was and she had been instructed by her attorney not to appear in court at the scheduled time because everything had been worked out.