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Last updated: Tue. Aug. 19, 2008 - 10:57 am EDT

Fire captain on leave, accused of molestation

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A mother confronted her daughter in January about why she was sulking and was told the behavior was due to the girl being molested by Terrance P. Miller, according to court documents.

Miller, a 42-year-old Fort Wayne Fire Department captain, is accused of molesting the then 12-year-old girl between Aug. 1, 2007, and Dec. 26. Miller, who joined the fire department in 1997, faces two counts of child molestation.

After alerting Fire Chief Pete Kelly, Miller was placed on paid leave Friday, according to Assistant Chief Amy Biggs. Biggs said the Board of Public Safety will be notified of Miller's status, but it traditionally waits for a decision by the courts before deciding whether to mete out discipline.

Road rage puts man behind bars for 10 years

Brock R. Geiger's alcohol-fueled road rage April 24 will cost him at least a decade of freedom.

Geiger, 35, of Churubusco, was sentenced Monday to 13 years imprisonment, with three of the years suspended, for dragging Donald McAfee about 50 feet while McAfee was under his vehicle. Geiger, who had a 0.21 blood-alcohol content, nearly three times the legal limit, sideswiped McAfee's car near the Allen County Jail, according to court documents.

When McAfee followed him and tried to confront him, Geiger ran him down. Geiger on July 30 pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to criminal recklessness, causing serious injury while driving drunk, being a habitual drug offender and failure to stop after an accident. With good behavior, he could serve only half his sentence.

Murder trial set in December shooting death

Cory J. Gray, accused of killing his estranged girlfriend's new boyfriend, is set to stand trial Oct. 21 on murder, strangulation, battery, gun and theft charges.

Gray on Monday was designated a habitual offender. He is accused of shooting Amel D. Tarver on Dec. 27 in the 1500 block of Cass Street as Tarver tried to defend Theresa Aranda, whom Gray is accused of choking. Tarver, who was 31, died Dec. 30. Gray, 29, is scheduled for a pre-trial conference Sept. 22 in Allen Superior Court.

Restaurant robber sentenced to 9 years

Adonis D. Robinson faces nine years in prison after being sentenced Monday for the February robbery of the China House restaurant at 3119 E. State Blvd.

Robinson, 18, was found guilty of robbery, gun and alcohol charges in Allen Superior Court. With good behavior he could serve only half his sentence.

Break-in bandit gets 10-year sentence

Irvin M. Roberson, whose Nov. 21 robbery attempt of three men in a home in the 2000 block of Castle Drive was interrupted by police, was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison.

Roberson, 21, was found guilty on burglary, gun, robbery and resisting law enforcement charges. With good behavior, he could serve only half his sentence.

Man accused of raping 12-year-old pleads guilty

Rashawn O. Ritter, of the 4000 block of Monroe Street, who is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl at a Dec. 10, 2005 party, pleaded guilty Monday in Allen Superior Court.

The victim told police she was forced to drink vodka and smoke marijuana, according to an arrest affidavit. Ritter, 22, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19.

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