FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Top News

Video: Stabbing, Arson Incident Leaves Indiana Officer in Coma

April 05, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Stabbing, Arson Incident Leaves Indiana Officer in Coma

A Fort Wayne, IN, man who police said broke into a home, stabbed two people, then lit part of the home on fire during an incident that left a Fort Wayne police officer in a medically induced coma has been formally charged with a slew of felonies.

Justin D. Pease, 31, was charged Tuesday with burglary involving serious bodily injury, a Level 1 felony; Level 2 felony count of arson resulting in serious bodily injury; two Level 3 felony counts of arson resulting in bodily injury; a Level 4 felony count of arson that damages property of another; battery by means of a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony; and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony.

Fort Wayne Officer Boyce Ballinger was injured by smoke inhalation in the incident. Police spokesman Michael Joyner told NewsChannel 15 he was in a medically induced coma.


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/6/2016 3:16 PM

We're praying for you brother.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DA's Report on 2015 San Bernardino Attack Details Fury of Gunfight Between Police and Terrorists
The couple, who killed 14 people — including 13 of Farook’s coworkers — and shot 22 of the...
Police Believe Armed Man Arrested at Phoenix Comicon was Planning Attack on Officers
Officers said the 30-year-old Valley man was armed with a shotgun, three handguns and...
Washington Officer Dies of "Medical Complications"
The Walla Walla (WA) Police Department has announced the death of Officer Nicholas “Nick”...
Ohio Chief Tells Congress to Crack Down on Mailing of Fentanyl, Carfentanil from China
The Postal Service greases the path for these drugs to enter the U.S., Portman said, by...
New City Program Could Help Chicago Officers Buy Homes in "Challenging" Neighborhoods
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday took a page out of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine