For Immediate Release

Barricaded Subject

Date: 2/10/2023

Location: 3320 W. Coliseum Blvd. (Suburban Inn)

Time: 9:10 am

Arrested: Robert Even, 30 years of age

Preliminary Charges: Domestic Battery (Misd), Domestic battery with a prior Conviction (Felony), and Strangulation (Felony)


The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a Domestic Battery at the Suburban Inn today at roughly 9:10 am.  The victim called police advising that she had been battered by her boyfriend, Robert Even.  The victim was able to meet police outside the hotel upon their arrival.  The suspect, Robert Even refused to come out voluntarily of his hotel room after numerous attempts were made by police to get him to exit.  The Emergency Services Team, Crisis Response Team, and the Air Support Unit were paged to assist with the incident.   

After the Specialty Units arrival more attempts were made to get Robert to exit his room safely on his own. The additional attempts failed. The hotel was partially evacuated.  A chemical agent was deployed and EST made entry into the room placing Robert in custody without incident.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sergeant Jeremy Webb
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department