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Last updated: Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 - 09:44 am EDT


Cries stop rape attempt; man charged

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A woman’s sobs and cry for help saved her as she was being sexually assaulted in her own apartment last week, court papers said.

Now, Shantrell K. Moore, 21, is facing felony charges of attempted rape, burglary and sexual battery, accused of attacking the woman in her bed.

According to documents filed Tuesday in Allen Superior Court, the woman awoke Nov. 14 to a man she didn’t know pulling off her pants. The man also held a knife to her throat, according to court documents.

The woman’s crying and plea for help awoke her sister, who also lives at the apartment. She forced open the bedroom door to interrupt the attack, court records said.

Fort Wayne police later used video to identify Moore as a man who entered the woman’s apartment. Moore claimed the woman led him into her bedroom consensually, court records said.

He was being held in lieu of $37,500 bail.

Man charged with 2nd drugstore heist

A Fort Wayne man has been charged with robbing a Walgreens pharmacy of pain medication and cash for the second time in as many months.

Beren Lemberg, 20, of the 4900 block of Southlane Road, was formally charged Tuesday with one count of robbery.

Prosecutors allege he used a threatening note to rob the Walgreens at 6201 Stellhorn Road of methadone, fentanyl and more than $400 cash on Nov. 4.

An employee told police at the time that Lemberg looked like the man who robbed the same pharmacy Oct. 4.

Lemberg was charged Nov. 14 with that robbery as well, accused of taking pain medication and more than $1,000 in that heist.

Robber takes pills at Huntington store

A man wearing dark clothing and two stud piercings on his lower lip robbed the Walgreens at 1804 N. Jefferson St. in Huntington late Monday, police said.

The man walked into the drugstore just before 10 p.m. and demanded prescription medications. He did not show a weapon, police said, but made off with an undisclosed amount of pills.

The man was described as 5-foot-8 and white. Along with his piercings, he wore dark framed glasses, a baseball cap, cargo pants, a hooded jacket and white tennis shoes, police said.

Suspect arrested after meth found

A Fremont man was arrested early Tuesday after police said they found methamphetamine in his home.

Corey Alan Witsman, 24, was being held on preliminary charges of methamphetamine possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and dealing or manufacturing methamphetamine.

His bail was set at $50,000.

A detective from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department was called to do a welfare check at home on Barton Lake when Witsman and the drugs were found, police said.

Noble County crash injures 6 students

An Albion teenager flown to a Fort Wayne hospital after a Monday morning crash involving five other youths was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

Samantha Carter, 18, did not immediately remember much of the crash that sent her and her 17-year-old brother to Parkview Regional Medical Center, according to police.

Carter was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Cavalier going north on Long Lake Road, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said, when she stopped at Noble County Road 100 North.

An oncoming minivan carrying a number of youths – the youngest was 11 – T-boned the Cavalier, police said.

The sheriff’s deputy said the intersection offers limited visibility for drivers because of a hill, and it’s not clear why Carter stopped her car or whether she saw the minivan.

No condition on her brother, Wesley Carter, was available. Everyone in the minivan was treated at the scene except for an 11-year-old girl who was taken to a Noble County emergency room.

Everyone involved was on their way to school at the time of the crash.

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