FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Police are searching for an Indiana gang member who reportedly badly beat his ex-girlfriend, and he may be in Fort Wayne.
Dawann Martin is wanted on an active warrants for aggravated battery resulting in loss or impairment of a bodily function, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation and domestic battery. According to CBS 4 in Indianapolis, Martin assaulted his ex-girlfriend on her birthday, Dec. 17.
Police said Martin strangled LaQuandra Warren and bit off part of her bottom lip. A gash on her forehead was open to the skull. She was hospitalized for five days and underwent three facial surgeries and a wrist procedure.
LaQuandra Warren says she tried to run from the domestic violence situation her then-boyfriend Dawann Martin put her in. After nearly killing her by strangulation, and biting off her bottom lip, she was able to get away. BUT! So was he. There’s an active warrant out for him(1/3) pic.twitter.com/zWQgUXQ4KQ— Courtney Crown (@CrownJournalist) January 20, 2020
Police said Martin has family in Fort Wayne and could be in the city. Fort Wayne Police on Tuesday confirmed they were working with Marion County authorities in looking for him.
Martin was described as “a big guy” by authorities, and “very recognizable.”
Anyone with information about Martin’s whereabouts is asked to call police. The number for CrimeStoppers of Central Indiana at 1-800-262-8477 or Greater Fort Wayne CrimeStoppers at 1-800-237-7867.
You should not approach Martin. He should be considered dangerous.