Police capture armed robbery suspect

Photo of Eddrell Duan Scott provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Acting on a tip, Fort Wayne police officers and the Emergency Services Team surrounded a home near Parkview Field, expecting to find an armed robbery suspect inside. After a nearly two-hour standoff, the incident ended when officers went inside the house and no one was there.

Several hours later, though, he was captured after a police officer spotted a vehicle known to be used by the suspect.

Eddrell Duane Scott, 31, of Fort Wayne faces charges of armed robbery and resisting law enforcement.

The incident near Parkview Field began after investigators received information that “suggested strongly” that a person inside the upstairs apartment of a home in the 400 block of Brackenridge Street was one of two suspects wanted in an armed robbery at Belmont Beverage on Tillman Road Wednesday, January 3. Officers tried to make contact, but when that was unsuccessful, the Emergency Services Team was called in.

After several more attempts to contact someone inside, officers went in around 4:30 p.m., only to find the suspect wasn’t there.

The 400 block of Brackenridge was closed to traffic for approximately one hour and forty minutes during the investigation.

Fort Wayne Police released surveillance photos of two men who robbed a robbery at Belmont Beverage on Tillman Road on January 3, 2018.

Just after 9:30 p.m. then, a Fort Wayne Police officer spotted a maroon Crown Victoria that the suspect had known to be driving, traveling south on Winter Street. The officer eventually pulled the vehicle over just south of Senate Avenue, according to a police report.

Scott was the passenger in the vehicle, the report said. After resisting the officer, he was ultimately taken into custody, the report said.