Media Fact Sheet

Date:  March 18, 2024

Location:   900 Ridgewood Drive

Time: 1150 hours

Suspect Arrested #1:  Marcus Alexander Walker, 31 years

Preliminary Charges: Rape- a Level 3 Felony, Sexual Battery- a Level 6 Felony, Intimidation- a Level 6 Felony


On Monday, March 11, 2024, a victim of a sexual assault reported to the Indiana State Police (ISP) Post # 22. She described being sexually assaulted the previous Friday in an apartment located in the 900 block of Ridgewood Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana. A Fort Wayne Patol Officer was dispatched to the ISP Post to take over the investigation. Detective Miranda Lasley was assigned as the lead investigator later that morning.  Victim named her assailant, Marcus Walker, and said they met via social media. The defendant was arrested this morning by FWPD Patrol Officers for the listed charges. Detective Lasley was assisted by Indiana State Police, the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center (FW SATC) and the FWPD Victims Assistance Unit.