FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Police have arrested a man who they say carjacked a Goodwill Truck Monday morning.
Just after 9:30 a.m. Monday, Fort Wayne Police Department Officers were called to the Goodwill at 3101 E State Blvd. regarding a man who just stole a Goodwill Truck.
Goodwill at 3101 E State Blvd.
Police said the suspect left the area and believe there was a person still in the truck when it was taken.
Police said the stolen truck was reported to have hit a vehicle in the parking lot before leaving the area.
Shortly after they said the suspect was driving the stolen truck in the area of Hobson Road and Vance Avenue when it allegedly hit a Citilink Bus.
Investigators said after the crash the suspect got out the truck and left the area and was allegedly armed with a fire extinguisher when he left the truck.
Shortly after that, the suspect tried to carjack another car using the fire extinguisher but, failed.
Officers received a report that at the 3400 block of Eastwood Drive that the suspect took a woman hostage.
They said the woman was coming come out of her home and was approached by the suspect.
Then they say the suspect grabbed the woman by the neck as officers approached him.
FWPD says he then began screaming at officers saying “kill me” while holding both the fire extinguisher and the woman by the neck.
Officers began trying to talk the subject asking him to release the hostage but refused.
Police say shortly after he let the woman go.
Officers arrested the suspect, identified as 34-year-old Rue Miller of Huntington.
Investigators say there were no reported injures from any area.
Miller is currently facing the following preliminary charges:
- Robbery (two counts)
- Attempted Robbery
- Felony Theft
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident (four counts)
- Criminal Confinement
- Resisting Law Enforcement
Police are still investigating this incident.