Fort Wayne man sentenced to 12 years in prison after armed robbery and high speed chase

(Photo supplied/Allen County Jail)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to prison after police say he robbed a gas station at gunpoint then led police on a chase through town.

Gregory T. Clark II, 25, received a 12-year prison term for robbery, which is a level 3 felony, on Monday, according to the News-Sentinel.

Witnesses told police Clark and Chancellor S. Thomas went into the Lassus Handy Dandy gas station in the 7400 block of Maplecrest Road at about 2:20 a.m. Jan. 27. Clark admitted last month after he walked in, he waved a silver revolver and demand cash.

The two suspects took money, lottery tickets and cigarettes and then ran from the store.

A Fort Wayne Police Department officer spotted the two men as they were walking. The men got into a vehicle and led the officer on a high-speed chase as fast as 120 mph.

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The chase ended when the suspect lost control of the vehicle, struck a tree and crashed into a house in the 6200 block of Vance Avenue.

Both men were arrested after a witness identified one of the men as a suspect.

Thomas was sentenced last month to serve three years for the robbery with three years of probation.

Clark has a lengthy criminal history, including multiple driving while suspended charges, resisting law enforcement and possession of a controlled substance. Thomas had no prior criminal history.

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