Media Fact Sheet

Date:  April 19th, 2024

Location:  404 E. Washington Blvd.

Time: 1900 hours.

Suspect Arrested #1:   Brian Stacy Chambless, 59 years of age.

Preliminary Charges: Count I:  Sexual Battery, a level 6 felony. 


On April 13, 2024 the Fort Wayne Police Department received a complaint of a sexual battery that occurred at an unknown location in the city.  Detective Jean Gigli of the Crimes Against Persons Unit (CAPS), was assigned to the investigation.  During the investigation, Detective Gigli learned that the victim is a 21-year-old autistic man who went with Brian Chambless to a van at an unknown location.  While at this location, Chambless proceeded to sexually batter the victim.  On Thursday, April 18, Officers located Chambless at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and placed him under arrest.  We thank the staff of the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission for their continuing and consistent cooperation and support with the department in our investigations.