‘Armed and dangerous’ person of interest captured in Anderson


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man who Fort Wayne police considered to be “armed and dangerous” was taken into custody late last week in Anderson, Indiana.

Justin David Walls is being held in the Madison County Detention Center. He was picked up by police at around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 16 and faces several charges, including carrying a handgun without a license, false informing and resisting law enforcement.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Madison County Sheriff’s deputy Adam Farley was on traffic patrol at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, November 16 when he saw a blue Ford Focus run through a solid red light. Farley asked the driver to identify himself, and he gave a false name of Edward Cooper.

Deputy Hughes was called in to assist with the traffic stop, and they discovered the car also had a false license plate. When Hughes asked the driver, later identified as Walls, to step out of the vehicle, Walls ‘aggressively exited” the car and attempted to run through Hughes.

Hughes was able to get Walls under control, and a pistol fell from Walls pants as he was placed into custody. Walls then voluntarily told police he had given them a false name because he have multiple felony warrants out of Allen County. He also told police he was attempting to flee the scene to get rid of the pistol that was on his body at the time.

Police also determined Walls had never had a valid driver’s license.

On Friday, the Fort Wayne Police Department sent an email to the media indicating Walls was a person of interest in connection with several robberies over the past week.

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