FWPD: Vehicle pursuit ends in arrests


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News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:

Notification of Felony Arrest or Other Complaint

Date: September 27, 2016

Time: 2:02 p.m.


  • Varnell Coe
  • Kareem McPherson
  • ? Dillahunty

Address: Local Hotels


  • Dillahunty – Viol[?] Release/Domestic Battery
  • Kareem McPherson
    1. Resisting Law Enforcement/Vehicle
    2. Dealing Cocaine/Nartcotic Drug (3 counts)
    3. Criminal Mischief
  • Varnell Coe
    1. Handgun No Permit/Prior Felony
    2. Michigan Warrant for Drug Dealing


  • Dillahunty – none/warrant
  • Kareem McPherson – none/currently on bond
  • Varnell Coe – none/Michigan detainer

Location of incident: 4500 Reed Road – Vehicle pursuit with apprehension in Garrett, Indiana

Type of incident: Vehicle Pursuit

Brief Summary of Incident and/or Arrests:

As part of ongoing multi-drug dealing investigations at local hotels involving the above suspects, including a recent prior vehicle pursuit resulting in the recovery of drugs and guns, FWPD Vice/Narcotics detectives attempted to arrest MCPHERSON and COE for multiple drug charges, leading to today’s long vehicle pursuit that resulted in the recovery of a handgun.

FWPD eventually terminated the pursuit due to traffic conditions but suspects were soon located and arrested in Dekalb County by the swift cooperation of Garrett PD, Auburn PD, Dekalb County PD and ISP.

Suspect DILLAHUNTY was known from previous investigations and was seen suspiciously driving around the apprehension area, leading to an additional traffic stop by Auburn PD and Dekalb County PD at 14500 Coldwater Rd where he was arrested for his active warrant.

FWPD was also assisted by IPFW PD, Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Auburn Police Department, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Garrett Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and CCP/911.


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