Media Fact Sheet

Date: October 27, 2023

Location: 300 block of Dalgren Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Time: 11:29 AM

Suspect Arrested #1: Thomas Stratton, 41 years old

Preliminary Charges: One (1) count of Child Solicitation, a Level 5 Felony


A minor child disclosed being solicited by an adult male identified as Thomas Stratton during a recent investigation. Detective Todd Garman, a member of the FWPD Crimes Against Persons Section (CAPS) was assigned to the case. A warrant was issued for Mr. Stratton’s arrest as a result of that investigation. He was arrested on October 27, 2023 and is currently being housed at the Allen County Jail. Detective Garman was assisted by the Dr. Bill Lewis Center For Children, the Indiana Department of Child Services-Allen County, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Department-Warrants Division.