Domestic battery leads to police chase,victim speaks out

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – “I’m Satan and I’m going to cut off your toes and bury your body.”

That’s what Autumn Wallace says her ex boyfriend said to her while beating her up Wednesday morning.

“I’m not a big believer in God, but while I was being beat to death I just kept praying to God,” said Autumn Wallace. “I prayed that he would stop hurting me and that I would make it home that night.”

21-year old Jalen Perry is in custody and faces multiple felony charges after leading police on a chase through Fort Wayne Wednesday morning.

According to Wallace, Perry choked her, punched her and told her he was and was going to cut limbs from her body.

“He told me he was going to chop off my toes and bury my body,” said Wallace. “Then he started to come to a little bit and apologize for everything and told me to tell my mom that I got hit by a door.”

Officers initially responded to a domestic battery reported in the 3300 block of W. Coliseum Boulevard just after 2 a.m.

When police got there, the man identified as a suspect got in his car and ran.

Jalen S. Perry

Officers began chasing the man for a short amount of time before ending the pursuit to keep bystanders safe.

A few minutes later, police re-engaged in the chase after the suspect crashed into another vehicle driving through the roundabout at Fairfield Avenue and Ewing Street on the north side of downtown.

The driver kept driving south on Fairfield before turning east on Jefferson Boulevard.

Police said he ran multiple stop lights and eventually crashed into a street sweeper truck as he went through the intersection at Jefferson Boulevard and Clinton Street around 2:30 a.m.

Officers took the suspect into custody before medics took him to a hospital for medical evaluation. Police did not have an updated condition for him.

“He ended up leaving that scene and causing another crash at another location after he hit a median wall and struck a street sweeper,” said Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena.

The drivers of the other vehicles involved in the two crashes were not seriously hurt, but their vehicles sustained heavy damage.

The suspect – identified later as 21-year-old Jalen S. Perry – now faces felony charges for Criminal Confinement with moderate bodily injury, Domestic Battery Resulting in Moderate Bodily Injury, Domestic Battery def. has a prior conviction for any sort of battery, Strangulation, Theft where value of property is between $750 & $50k, Resisting Law Enforcement def. uses a vehicle to commit the offense, Resisting Law Enforcement def. uses a vehicle to commit the offense. He also faces misdemeanor charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Driver fails to immediately stop at the scene, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, and Knowingly or Intentionally Operating Motor Vehicle w/o Ever Receiving a License.

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