Wanted felon in custody after lengthy police pursuit

Terrell Henry mugshot
Terrell Henry mugshot

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang Unit caught a wanted felon Wednesday night after a lengthy police pursuit.

According to police, the gang unit was watching a man with two felony warrants when the suspect took off from officers.

A pickup truck driven by a man wanted by police sits on a flatbed truck after a police pursuit, Oct. 26, 2016.
A pickup truck driven by a man wanted by police sits on a flatbed truck after a police pursuit, Oct. 26, 2016.

A pursuit started in an area near Trier Road and Maplecrest Road around 10:30 p.m. The suspect drove for nearly 20 minutes into residential neighborhoods – even near downtown. It ended when the suspect’s pickup truck spun out and crashed through a fence at Holy Cross Lutheran School at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Saint Joe River Drive.

Spike strips were put down in several locations but the suspect was able to avoid them.

The pursuit ended around 10:50 p.m.

After the crash the suspect briefly ran from police before being taken into custody.

Police identified the suspect as Terrell M. Henry Thursday afternoon.

Henry faces initial charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, possession of cocaine, resisting law enforcement intentionally fleeing, and possession of marijuana.

No injuries were reported. Henry was checked by paramedics before being taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Henry’s outstanding warrants were for carrying a handgun without a license and resisting law enforcement with a vehicle in a case from June.

His other warrant for for a probation violation stemming from a 2010 case involving corrupt business influence. His probation was revoked in June.

FWPD and Indiana State Police assisted during the pursuit.

The incident is under investigation.