Police find wanted man hiding in attic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police took a man and woman into custody mid-afternoon Monday after officials said they barricaded themselves in a home in northern Fort Wayne.

Police work along Raintree Road on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

It was around 3 p.m. Monday when police were spotted in force at a home along Raintree Road, in the Springwood neighborhood off Coldwater Road. Police on the scene told NewsChannel 15 that there was a barricaded person in the home.

A state police spokesman told NewsChannel 15 later that police went to the home to serve Sean Jefferson warrants out of Whitley and Kosciusko counties. The spokesman said officers found Jefferson and a woman hiding in the attic of the home.

Jefferson, 40, faces the following charges:

  • Wabash County – Driving while suspended
  • Whitley County – Probation violation on the following charges: attempting to manufacture meth, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended, reckless driving, failure to stop after accident, habitual traffic violator
  • Kosciusko County – Criminal confinement, battery by means of a deadly weapon, obstruction of justice

Malina Roberts, 22, is charged with failure to appear on the following charges: possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia

They were both taken into custody just before 5 p.m.

A large number of police officers responded to the scene. Most of the responding officers were with the Indiana State Police.

No other information was immediately released.

A police officer carries a gun along a Springwood neighborhood street in response to a barricaded man in a home.