On November 3, 2021, shortly after 1:00 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Cheviot in reference to a reported battery that had taken place.
Fort Wayne Police Department news release:
Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 1:03 am
Location: 3400 block of Cheviot Drive
- Kenneth Copeland Sr. – False Reporting, a misdemeanor
- Kenneth Copeland Jr. – Charges Pending
On November 3, 2021 shortly after 1:00 Am the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Cheviot Drive in reference to a reported battery that had taken place. Officers were advised that the possible suspect was known to have weapons in his possession from previous encounters that the caller has had with the subject.
Upon Officers arrival they attempted to make contact with someone inside the apartment and they were not able to get anyone to come to the door, and as they were attempting to make contact they could yelling from inside the apartment. Officers then tried to use their PA systems to loud hail the apartment trying to get the subject to exit the apartment to speak with them and there was no response.
At this time the Fort Wayne Emergency Services Team as well as Crime Response Team members were called to the scene to assist Officers on scene.
Upon their arrival Crisis Response Team members attempted to make contact with the subject inside the apartment by telephone. They were able to make contact with a male subject inside the apartment and attempted to get him to exit the apartment along with another male that was believed to be inside the apartment.
The subjects refused to exit the apartment at which time Emergency Services Team members introduced chemical munitions into the apartment and the two male subjects exited the apartment immediately and both subjects were taken into custody.
Kenneth Copeland Sr. was transported to Allen County Lock-Up and charged with False Reporting and Kenneth Copeland Jr. was transported to Police Headquarters for questioning with possible charges to follow.
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers at (260) 229-7867 or toll-free at 1-800-237-7867 or the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201. You can also use the P3 app on your Android phone or Apple phone here. They are also available on Facebook. You can submit your tip anonymously.