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Wanted man captured after police pursuit

The Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit was tasked to look for 25-year-old Keon Oakley in connection with several investigations including leaving the scene of a crash that left someone hurt Tuesday.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 12:05 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- A man wanted in Fort Wayne for crimes including leaving the scene of a crash, domestic battery, strangulation, and gun charges was captured Tuesday night after a police pursuit. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang and Violent Crimes Unit was tasked to look for 25-year-old Keon Oakley in connection with several investigations including leaving the scene of a crash that left someone hurt Tuesday.  

Detectives found Oakley in the passenger seat of the suspected hit and run vehicle just before 8:00 p.m. in the area of Illinois and Thomas Road. 

Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver, 36-year-old Dean Lichtsinn, refused to pull over, leading officers on a six minute pursuit. 

The chase ended at 5600 Lois Lane with both men being taken into custody. Oakley had a pistol with him at the time that he did not have a permit for. 

Lichtsinn is facing a felony charge of resisting law enforcement. 

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