Bonded Out: New Charges Against Shooting & Fatal Crash Suspect

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Credit: Allen County Sheriff's Department

Jeremy Washington, 35, of New Haven

April 4, 2014 Updated Apr 4, 2014 at 3:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - A man accused of a shooting that led to a crash that killed a teenage girl faces new charges.

Three counts of attempted murder have been added against Jeremy Washington, 35, of New Haven.

Washington appeared in Allen County court Thursday, and was also formally charged with reckless homicide, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury and aggravated battery.

Washington originally bonded out of jail, but was taken into custody again Thursday morning on the new charges. His bond was initially set at $130,000 and was bumped up to $170,000 after the court hearing Thursday. He has since bonded out again.

Court documents say Washington shot Chad Jackson of Wollcottville in the parking lot of The Corner Pocket Pub, 3215 St. Joe Ctr. Rd., early Saturday morning.

Witnesses tell the Fort Wayne Police Department that Washington then sped southbound on St. Joe Road (which becomes Hobson Road), run a red light at Stellhorn Road and crashed into a car driven by Haley Nellum, 17, of Fort Wayne.

Nellum died in the crash.




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