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Man wanted for brutal Indianapolis beating may be hiding out in Fort Wayne


INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - A man accused of beating his girlfriend so bad her eyes were swollen shut may be hiding out in Fort Wayne with friends, Indianapolis investigators said.

Dawann L. Martin, 36, is wanted on an aggravated battery warrant for the severe beating of a woman back on Dec. 17, 2019.

According to a police report, the victim had been out celebrating her birthday at a bar when her boyfriend texted her several times asking her to come home.

When she made it back home, police said the two got into an argument.

The victim told police she remembers being hit in the face and at some point during the beating, he bit her lip.

She said she didn't remember much else until she got up and left the house to find out.

Police said she walked about a half-mile barefoot in the snow to a gas station to find help.

The woman suffered a cut on her head between her eyes, both of her eyes swollen shut, massive swelling to both cheeks, a torn or partially severed lip, and complaint of pain to her arm.

Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana said both the victim and Martin are from Fort Wayne.

They believe he is in Fort Wayne and maybe with friends.

If you see him, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-8477.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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