Man wanted for hit and run, violent crimes captured after police pursuit

Keon Oakley

A Fort Wayne man wanted by police for several crimes, including leaving the scene of a crash, felony domestic battery and strangulation was captured Tuesday after a six-minute long pursuit that started near the Apple Glen shopping center. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s Gang & Violent Crimes Unit had been looking for Keon Oakley in connection with multiple criminal investigations including a hit and run crash that had injured a person earlier in the day.

Oakley was spotted in the passenger seat of the suspected hit and run car near the intersection of Thomas and Illinois Road.

When they tried to pull the driver over, he refused to stop and a six-minute pursuit began involving Fort Wayne police and Indiana State Police.

The pursuit ended in a parking lot in the 5600 block of Lois Lane.

Oakely and the driver, Dean LIchtsinn, were taken into custody. 

Oakely was carrying a 9mm pistol which he didn’t have a permit for .  

He faces charges of felony carrying a handgun without a license, leaving the scene of a crash, felony domestic battery, criminal recklessness and interference reporting a crime.

Lichtsinn faces a felony charge of resisting law enforcement in a vehicle. 

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