FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Jabari Mbwelera is now charged with battery for a fight he was in on January 16, the same day he went missing.
Now there is a warrant for his arrest to face those charges in court.
Mbwelera's mother, Kathryn, is hoping this charge will help find him.
"Jabari is still missing and we want to do everything we can to bring him home," said Kathryn Mbwelera.
Mbwelera said now there is a criminal investigation, police are allowed to use more tools to figure out what happened to Jabari.
"It will help excellerate us in finding what happened," said Mbwelera.
She's been asking for Jabari's phone records since he's gong missing.
"Jabari's life is in his phone. I know by having phone records that it would tell us who was the last person he spoke with, what his plans were and everything," said Mbwelera.
Mbwelera said she is staying strong and leaning on her faith until Jabari comes home.
"It's the worst kind of pain you ever want to feel, but I'm a strong woman. I have strong faith. So while I'm trying to figure it out, God has already worked it out," said Mbwelera.
If you have any information on where Jabari Mbwelera might be, call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-426-8767.